Bug 447188 - Switchdesk "KDE" kills grub on duel boot system
Switchdesk "KDE" kills grub on duel boot system
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 450143
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: switchdesk (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2008-05-18 13:13 EDT by Charlie Farrow
Modified: 2008-12-10 13:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-10 13:06:16 EST
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Description Charlie Farrow 2008-05-18 13:13:20 EDT
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 
D830 laptop).

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


switchdesk "KDE"

something like 
> 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.

switchdesk "KDE"
> OK.

 and then I rebooted.

Grub failed and printed "GRUB" exactly 6 times on the screen and froze.

Nothing worked.

The only wy to recover was to put the FC9 disk in and do a repair and reconfig 
of the bootloader.
Comment 1 Jerry Amundson 2008-12-10 13:06:16 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 450143 ***

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