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

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Sun Aug 1 23:42:14 EDT 2010

I looked at the scripts, and I do see correct "hd(0,9)" and no
references to any other partition.  So, I did
    grub-install --force /dev/sda9
where '--force' was recommended by Grub when I tried without the option.
No error from the command, but nothing got installed into /dev/sda9.

This Ubuntu thing bothers me a lot.  From another thread, Ubuntu is the
one who's bitching about Redhat?  What if I install something to
/dev/sda10 later?  At least, I can install/boot Fedora from its own
logical partition.


On Sun, Aug 01, 2010 at 08:07:55PM -0700, Raul Suarez wrote:
> 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.
> Raul Suarez
> > 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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