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Author Topic: Dual Boot Problems With Ubuntu 10.10  (Read 1363 times)

gacl

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Dual Boot Problems With Ubuntu 10.10
« on: November 28, 2010, 07:13:28 pm »

Hi, guys,

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 today for a dual boot but I can't get the OSs to recognize each other for the bootloader. If I install LiLo Ubuntu's not going to be listed at boot time, and if I install GrUB then Vector won't be listed at boot time. I've tried to manually add the OSs to both bootloaders in turn but I've had no success. Help!?

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nightflier

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Re: Dual Boot Problems With Ubuntu 10.10
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 05:25:45 am »

I have found that on Debian/Ubuntu, if you make a symlink "vmlinuz" in /boot, pointing to the kernel (vmlinuz-generic-something), then vliloconf picks it up.

Drawback: If the update manager upgrades the kernel, you have to manually repeat the procedure to use the new one.
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gacl

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Re: Dual Boot Problems With Ubuntu 10.10
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 02:27:07 pm »

Yes, that did it. Thanks a lot nightflier.


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