[Mageia-discuss] Can't Dual Boot With Ubuntu

blind Pete 0123peter at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 00:20:32 CEST 2012

Doug Laidlaw wrote:

> On Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:33:16 +1000
> blind Pete <0123peter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Different problem.  Grub 1 can not be expected to know about
>> Grub 2.  Grub 2 should know how to handle a Grub 1 system, but
>> doesn't.
> The docs for GRUB 2 say to chainload.  If you install Mandriva then
> Ubuntu, the Ubuntu bootloader, will be in your MBR and useable. You can
> then customise it to boot into Mageia by default.  Perhaps not the
> desired outcome.

No there is a bug in the Ubuntu installer, that does not work.  It 
should.  Possibly if Mageia was installed with its boot loader in 
its root partition it might work, but I strongly suspect that it 
would not, without intervention.  My knowledge of Grub 2 is not 
suffeicient to give details.  

> There is a full tutorial in a series I have found very good on other
> topics, although I haven't looked at this one, at
> http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-2.html
> It covers additional topics, like theming your Grub2 menu (perhaps make
> it look as though it is Mageia?)
> Doug.

blind Pete
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