View Full Version : [ubuntu] dual boot ubuntu with antixmepis distro

Duke Togo
August 18th, 2009, 12:58 PM
I used the ubuntu live cd to partition my drive so I now have mepis on sda3
I did not install grub when doing the install therefore I believe I have to add something to my ubuntu grub/ boot menu
how do I find out what this instruction should be?
will I then be able to press esc during grub loading and select the distro I want to use? (I have different home folders but a swap partition)

August 18th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Best guess is that you add this to /boot/grub/menu.lst

title MEPIS at sda3, newest kernel
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3 nomce quiet splash vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img

If that doesn't work, boot from the antix live cd -- there will be an option for "restore grub" in the Mepis System Tools or something similar -- this will restore grub to your Antix install, and it will recognize and set up a selection for Ubuntu as well