Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447188
Switchdesk "KDE" kills grub on duel boot system
Last modified: 2008-12-10 13:06:16 EST
I had a duel boot system, FC8 and Win Vista, running grub as the boot loader.
I upgrated using the DVD of FC9, which all went OK. (this is on a Dell Latitude
So then I wanted top try KDE, because the package manager on Gnome wasn't
working for me). Googled, found i needed switchdesk.
yum install switchdesk
> Cannot use KDE, KDE not installed. Download "KDE GROUP" blah blah.
yum install "KDE-group" (or the exact line it told me to install.
KDE installed about 125MB.
and then I rebooted.
Grub failed and printed "GRUB" exactly 6 times on the screen and froze.
The only wy to recover was to put the FC9 disk in and do a repair and reconfig
of the bootloader.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 450143 ***