[kwlug-disc] installing Ubuntu into /dev/sda9 ?

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 1 23:07:55 EDT 2010


It may be due to those distribution using Grub 2, where the scripts scan partitions for other installed OSs to show them in the menu.

You may want to review the scripts under /etc/grub.d

Or go back to grub and edit the files manually.

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--- On Sun, 8/1/10, William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> From: William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] installing Ubuntu into /dev/sda9 ?
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Received: Sunday, August 1, 2010, 10:56 PM
> I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04
> into /dev/sda9 (one of logical
> partitions).  Problem is that I can't get Grub to
> install into
> /dev/sda9.  If I install Grub to MBR, then Ubuntu
> boots fine.  But, I
> specify /dev/sda9, then it looks like nothing gets
> installed there.
> 
> I really prefer to install any boot loader into "root"
> partition, and
> each partition should be independent and not know what's on
> other
> partitions.  I can do this with Fedora and OpenSUSE,
> both uses Grub.
> But, not with Ubuntu, Mint, or MEPIS.
> 
> -- 
> William
> 
> 
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