multibooting linux

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Wed Jun 23 17:19:01 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 23 June 2010, JD wrote:
>On 06/23/2010 04:31 AM, Steven I Usdansky was caught red-handed while
>> My vote is for one grub to rule them all, each distro's grub goes into
>> / rather than the mbr, and the master grub just chainloads each distro's
>> grub. I had been setting up the master grub to point to /vmlinuz and
>> /initrd in each distro, but that involves updating the appropriate
>> symlinks each time a new kernel is installed. Having come across a few
>> distros that insist on installing a bootloader whether I want it or not,
>> chainloading appears to be the only sane way to deal with them, even if
>> it adds a few seconds to the boot sequence.
>You get a yes vote from me :)
Unforch, chainloading seems to be a black art.  I found it easier to set the 
/boot partition in the grub stanza, and then point grub at that partitions 
menu.lst, grub.conf, grub.cfg whataever.

Cheers, Gene
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