Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124091
Can't dual boot with Fedora Core 1
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
I had Fedora Core 1 installed and wanted to have FC2 installed at the
same time, at a separate partition.
I could choose between installing FC2 or upgrading the installed (and
detected) FC1. I chose new installation.
When I was to configure grub, I got options whether to modify the
existing grub, no change, and to do a new grub install. I've tried
both modification and new grub, both result in a single line grub
menu with only Fedora Core 2 as an option.
In other words, FC2 won't dual boot with FC1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC1
2. Install FC2 - choose new installation
Actual Results: I was not able to boot FC1 anymore, only FC2. Had to
use rescue CD to recover data.
Expected Results: I should have been able to choose between FC1 and
FC2 at boot time.
Had to use the rescue CD and manually configure grub. Why isn't there
a tool to "recover lost Linux-installations boot option" in grub?
This isn't really a supported configuration. You can do it by
chainloading a second boot partition, but it's not something that can
really be sanely supported (in addition to being a fairly niche use case)