Need partitioning advice

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:52 pm

Ok folks here's what I am thinkin of doin. I have installed Win7 Enterprise on a 320gig hdd and I also want to install Fedora and Phoenix on this same hdd.

I have set aside 2 x 50gig partitions for Fedora and Phoenix. Should I install Fedora or Phoenix first? I was thinkin Fedora first then Phoenix, only because I know *buntus usually see all the OS partitions in Grub.

So any advice would be appreciative.

~Froggy~
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  StanTheMan on Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:29 pm

You are concerned with the Grub bootloader
If one or more of the distros use grub2 , then use a grub2 for the last install and use its bootloader, which will recognize most grub-legacy systems.
But even then some grub-legacy distros will not boot without editing the config file and adding ' chainloader +1 '
I had to do this to boot Mandrive , like this - -

menuentry "Mandriva 2010 (on /dev/sda8)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0.Cool'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 1b436177-cd01-4bfc-a138-2d87dac5b0f6
linux /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=1b436177-cd01-4bfc-a138-2d87dac5b0f6 splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd0,7)/boot/initrd.img
chainloader +1
}

This way the MBR will boot the partitiion providing also has the MBR written to its partition.




StanTheMan

Posts : 79
Points : 81
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-01-29
Age : 97
Location : Kamloops BC Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:48 pm

Well, I actually think that Phoenix Hardy is Grub legacy? Correct me if I'm wrong on that.
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  Admin on Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:12 pm

LinuXFroG wrote:Well, I actually think that Phoenix Hardy is Grub legacy? Correct me if I'm wrong on that.

Thats correct.

Ray
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 720
Points : 2642
Reputation : 1
Join date : 2010-01-28

View user profile http://phoenixos.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:58 pm

Ok, well that was a total failure...... Fedora decided to clean my clock so to speak. It decided to install on the whole drive.....
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  Admin on Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:00 pm

LinuXFroG wrote:Ok, well that was a total failure...... Fedora decided to clean my clock so to speak. It decided to install on the whole drive.....

I have a program, that works good for situations like yours; let me see if I can dig it up.

Ray What a Face
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 720
Points : 2642
Reputation : 1
Join date : 2010-01-28

View user profile http://phoenixos.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:02 pm

Thanx bro. I used gparted live to partition the drive originally. But Fedora I guess does not like to share a drive. LOL!
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  old tech on Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:23 pm

Didn't it ask you at the beginning in partitioning to select manual install? Then you select what partition you want it installed on.
avatar
old tech

Posts : 225
Points : 269
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-07-10
Age : 78
Location : Lansing, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:58 pm

I used the LiveCD and it does ask and I pointed it to the proper partition, but it took the whole drive anyways.
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  hqlinux on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:14 pm

Hard drive racks are the answer, just put in the rack, load an os, take out rack, load another rack in, load a different os,.... repeat as desired... Wink Smile

I have 5 different racks for my new computer, and 7 racks for my old one... Works like a charm, and no more one os pulling the whole house of cards down with it, so to speak...

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Harvey

_________________
My two cents worth Smile, and yes I give change Wink

avatar
hqlinux
Linspire Insider
Linspire Insider

Posts : 259
Points : 14558
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-01-29
Location : Arizona

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:20 pm

Sounds like an idea. But this frog is flat broke....
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  hqlinux on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:28 pm


I know the feeling...

Just keep the idea in the back of your filing cabinet...Wink when things get better, and a hard drive or two goes on sale, then try the rack system.

In the mean time, just be sure that you have ALL of your data backed up someplace else besides your hard drive that you are running multiple partitions with multiple os's...

Harvey

_________________
My two cents worth Smile, and yes I give change Wink

avatar
hqlinux
Linspire Insider
Linspire Insider

Posts : 259
Points : 14558
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-01-29
Location : Arizona

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  old tech on Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:04 pm

are you sure it used the entire drive or just over wrote the MBR with Fedora.
avatar
old tech

Posts : 225
Points : 269
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-07-10
Age : 78
Location : Lansing, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:03 pm

It took over the entire drive. I am sure about that, cus I loaded up Ubuntu livecd and that was showin as being installed on the entire drive.
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  old tech on Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:15 pm

That's everybody's nightmare.
avatar
old tech

Posts : 225
Points : 269
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-07-10
Age : 78
Location : Lansing, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:49 pm

Another OS that's good at pissin ya off is Zonbu.
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  Deffi on Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:23 am

With multiple booting one answer is to have a small grub partition. I can not lay my hands on the web page at present. I got it working until I had to repartition and I did not reset it up. Grub is one of the reasons I have mepis installed. Even the latest mepis uses legacy and mepis is easy to re-install if things go wrong. It has a small program for repairing grub and also su dolphin where you can easilly edit the grub menu.

Mepis has so far recognized all my installs.

I also have a boot floppy with grub setup on. I run it making the mepis partition root and run setup (hd0) and on rebooting I have my boot menu back. I do not have to re-install mepis, but I can boot into mepis to do any necessary editing.

The reason for this is I am installing or re installing distros often such as the phoenix versions and things go wrong.

David
avatar
Deffi

Posts : 106
Points : 126
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-01-30
Age : 76
Location : UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:44 am

A buddy of me pointed me to EasyBCD, but it looks complicated.
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  old tech on Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:25 am

I though EasyBSD was very complicated also.
I do pretty much the same as Deffi except I use Klikit.
avatar
old tech

Posts : 225
Points : 269
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-07-10
Age : 78
Location : Lansing, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:16 pm

I'm gonna try this again. In the following order:

1. Install Windows 7

2. Install Fedora < This is where the issue began.

3. Install PhoenixOS Hardy

Hopefully it works right this time. Too bad I can't hide my Windows partition so Fedora can't see it. Have it think the drive smaller then it actually is.
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  old tech on Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:45 pm

I have windows on a separate hard drive of its own and sometimes I just unplug it when installing a Linux OS.

I had similar problems with "Scientific Linux" it wanted to be the only OS on the hard drive. Its history.
avatar
old tech

Posts : 225
Points : 269
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-07-10
Age : 78
Location : Lansing, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  StanTheMan on Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:44 pm

Maybe I am just lucky with multi-boots. Here is the layout I have been using since Lucid came out in April. I use Lucid for by steady bootloader which is on sda10 . I have installed about twenty distros since April. Just delete one and try another one in its slot. Generally takes about two hours to set up a ne test installation, and Lucid boots it.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6501752/gparted.jpeg

StanTheMan

Posts : 79
Points : 81
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-01-29
Age : 97
Location : Kamloops BC Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  LinuXFroG on Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:27 am

Well Stan you are DEFINITELY THE MAN! You may come to my home and set my system up anytime you wish. I am not THA guy and cannot seem to get'er done at any cost.
avatar
LinuXFroG

Posts : 249
Points : 275
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-05-27
Age : 70
Location : Southern California

View user profile http://froggyslinks.com/index.php

Back to top Go down

Re: Need partitioning advice

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum