I have an HP with a 160GB SSD Primary drive and a 500 GB Secondary drive. I shrank the 500 GB partition to create space to install Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 16.
I started by following this tutorial how-to-triple-boot-fedora-15-ubuntu-11-04-and-windows-7
The only noticeable difference that I found was that I had to create the boot entry for Fedora as GRUB 2. After installing Fedora and adding the entry to the windows boot loader Fedora launched fine.
I then installed Ubuntu 12.04 and instructed the installer to place Grub in the /boot partition that I made for Ubuntu. After the install completed I made another windows boot entry for Ubuntu.
Now when I try to launch Fedora I am brought to the Ubuntu grub loader and I can't figure out how to get Grub to detect the Fedora installation.
Do I only need one /boot partition since both distros use Grub2? Or because I used LVM per the tutorial Grub2 can't detect the other distro?
I'm basically a linux noob but I do have a little experience with Ubuntu.
Output from fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x14df4121 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 2048 725110783 362554368 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sdb2 * 725110784 726134783 512000 83 Linux /dev/sdb3 726134784 850939903 62402560 8e Linux LVM /dev/sdb4 850941950 976771071 62914561 5 Extended Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sdb5 850941952 851916799 487424 83 Linux /dev/sdb6 851918848 863635455 5858304 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sdb7 863637504 883167231 9764864 83 Linux /dev/sdb8 883169280 976771071 46800896 83 Linux
Thanks for any help in advance.