Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
Permalink for comment 222255
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: re: lemur2
by DeadFishMan on Sat 17th Mar 2007 15:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: re: lemur2"
DeadFishMan
Member since:
2006-01-09

People tend to think of GRUB (and on the old days, LILO or even loadlin - does anyone here remember that one? ;) ) as a simple bootmanager such as those found on other OSes but it is actually required to bootstrap Linux.

So in order to use another bootmanager, you will have to resort to what is called chainloading on Linux. You most likely need to install GRUB on the same partition that you installed Linux and then configure the other bootmanager to bootstrap that partition. GRUB will take care of the rest.

As for the nomenclature for the disk drives and partitions, I'll have to agree with you. Never understood why GRUB uses its own and unique naming scheme and don't really care for the reasons; it is confusing. I still think that LILO was much better than GRUB in this regard (It was much simpler to use and understand!). But you can safely follow the tips that the parent poster gave to you. That should fix your problem.

Reply Parent Score: 2