How to install DVD version from iso on hard drive -

Roger arelem at bigpond.com
Fri Dec 6 05:54:26 UTC 2013


On 12/06/2013 02:48 PM, Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA wrote:
> On 05/12/13 22:33, Roger wrote:
>>>
>>> I thought Fedora Linux was a friendly install, didn't overwrite 
>>> other systems like Windows does? Something has changed ...
>>>
>>> Bob
>> Doesn't usually overwrite unless told to.. hope nothing's changes 
>> with the install?
>> roger 
>
> I thought I knew how to deal with the installer having done it a 
> number of times now but apparently I did something wrong. I updated it 
> too, so I hesitate to re-install. The install was on a separate drive 
> that I had cleared completely. I didn't expect it to wipe out grub, 
> thought it would add the new system. It didn't. Well it really didn't 
> wipe out grub, just created another one. No matter, not what I expected.
>
> Bob
>
This seems reminiscent of a problem I ran into some months ago.
I have Fedora 16 on a separate hard drive, Ubuntu 13.04 on mainHD and a 
partition on that HD for Fedora 19.
I did something I should not have with Fedora 19, don't remember what. 
Anyway I used the iso on the usb stick to re install Fedora 19 without 
overwriting core or home, It rebuilt grub as expected but in doing so 
also rebuilt the Fedora 16 grub making it unusable plus it seems to have 
installed a new Fedora 19 somewhere.
When I get an chance I'll investigate the partitions and LVM to find 
what is happening.
I can access Fedora 16 files but cannot boot into it. A salient lesson.
Roger




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