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( SOLVED ) DUAL BOOT-UP problem

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( SOLVED ) DUAL BOOT-UP problem
« on: December 16, 2015, 12:40:05 PM »
 

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Hi all,

        I have a boot-up problem !   but before I give details I would like to ask a question ( it may save lots of time )

Is it possible to Dual Boot with 2 different Linux O.S.

                    Thanks.
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Re: ( SOLVED ) DUAL BOOT-UP problem
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 12:57:55 PM »
 

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Yes... you can dual boot Linux Lite and Linux "X".. Mint, Manjaro, Ubuntu or whatever...

Are you not seeing the other Linux distro in Grub? Linux Lite likes to be the primary Grub.. There are a few thing that need to be done..

But the folks will need to know what distros (order of install - assuming LL was installed prior).. Preferably how installed, side by side, custom = how the partitions configured and if you know, where the distro's grub was installed???
- i.e., you installed Mint and installed Mints grub to the root of the Mints partition...

If this sounds like where you're having issues - give this thread a look over:
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/installing-linux-lite/need-help-with-linux-lite-boot-issue-please/
Specifically gold_finger's response...
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Re: ( SOLVED ) DUAL BOOT-UP problem
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 01:52:11 PM »
 

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Hi
  That is exactly where I am at this point / I am now looking at various posts / links etc.

                      Thanks.
 

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 04:44:36 PM »
 

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If you installed another Linux distro after Linux Lite and told the new distro to install boot loader to the MBR of the drive (eg. to "/dev/sda"), then I'm guessing that you found that LL is listed as boot choice but won't boot properly.  If that is what you're problem is you can solve it by just booting with an LL dvd/usb and re-installing its grub boot loader to the MBR.  It will boot all of the distros properly.

Follow steps shown in this post to do that:  https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/installing-linux-lite/nothing-boots!!!/msg18887/#msg18887
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 06:30:53 AM »
 

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Hi,
      Followed the instructions in your last post  /  and hey presto everything working O.K.

                    Many Thanks  to     firenice03  and   gold_finger.

I will now mark as solved.
 

Re: ( SOLVED ) DUAL BOOT-UP problem
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015, 09:52:28 AM »
 

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Hi,
      Followed the instructions in your last post  /  and hey presto everything working O.K.

                    Many Thanks  to     firenice03  and   gold_finger.

I will now mark as solved.
Not a problem; glad you got it worked out  ;D
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