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Re: deleting a primary partition (soalris) and installing linux instead

From: adrian15
Subject: Re: deleting a primary partition (soalris) and installing linux instead
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 19:48:36 +0100
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Ian Brown escribió:

    So my question is:
    Is it ok to delete the Solaris partition (using fdisk) and
    start the debian installer ?

Will the debian installer take over
    and recognize the linux partition ?
I do not know.
    I simply afraid that something will mess up because the solaris
    partition is a primary partiton, and as I unerstand , now the MBR
    of GRUB is in it.

The GRUB usually is on the MBR. You may install grub ("the mbr of grub"
as you call it wrongly) on the boot sector of this primary partition but
it is not common.

However you do not have to fear anything because Debian installer will
install a grub for you (if it offers you to install lilo tell it to
install grub).

Once installed if the fedora system is not recognised and let's suppose
that fedora is on hda6 you should add to the bottom of debian's menu.lst
the following lines:

title Fedora menu
configfile (hd0,5)/boot/grub/menu.lst

and you're done.


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