Installing 3 OS.
mlnx at mho.com
Fri Nov 7 22:43:06 UTC 2008
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 7:38 PM, Mike Adolf <mlnx at mho.com> wrote:
>> I now have Ubuntu 8.04 and Vista dual boot on one internal drive. I also
>> have a second internal drive on which I want to put Ubuntu 8.10 but I
>> want to install it in such a way that my current grub does not know it
>> is there. When I want to run 8.10 I would like to interrupt the boot
>> process and reset the boot order to boot first off the second internal
>> drive on which an independent grub knows nothing about the other two OS.
>> How can this best be achieved?
> Hi Mike
> First: Why do you wish to use another way beyond one Grub with entries
> for Vi$ta, 8.04 and 8.10??
> Second: What motherboard do you have? On my Asus I can simply press F8
> (not sure) to go into the boot device selector menu thingy, and select
> a different drive (without going into the BIOS). This may be a viable
> backup plan for when Grub cannot activate another Grub easily, if your
> mother board supports such a feature.
> I assume you have a desktop system, so you can easily disconnect one
> of the drives for installation (or the installer of 8.10 will "see"
> there is another OS installed on the other disk and adjust grub
> Hope it helps.
First: Why do you wish to use another way beyond one Grub with entries
for Vi$ta, 8.04 and 8.10??
If I just install 8.10 on the external drive, I think grub will require
that the disk be on at boot time. The external disk has a distracting
hum and sometimes I want to have it off.
F12 brings up the boot order menu on my Dell
Glenn Holmer replied with the following:
"Just install 8.10's GRUB to the boot sector of the partition /boot is located in,
then use "chainloader +1" from the "master" GRUB on the first drive.
That should give you the 8.10's GRUB menu when you select it."
Even doing this, I am still not sure Grub will work if the external is off.
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