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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Aug 1 23:37:19 EDT 2010


William Park wrote, On 08/01/2010 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.

Are you saying if you try this with Fedora or OpenSUSE this is working 
for you?

i.e. If so, this isn't a hardware issue. Hmmm. (I've seen cases where 
you have to do this as MBR no longer works. i.e. Beginning of the disk 
was shot, but rest of it was OK.)

IIRC, you're supposed to be able to do what you're trying to do.

Is it only sda9 / that disk it's doing this on? Can you swap a couple 
disks or something? (See that the problem doesn't follow the hardware?)



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