triple and quadruple booting (SOLVED)

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triple and quadruple booting (SOLVED)

Postby luvva_cuppa on Mon May 25, 2009 7:45 pm

Not happy with dual booting, I decided to add Mint 6 to my triple booting menu which consists of Mint Fluxbox, Mint Xfce and windows xp. Though all four operating systems sit happily on my laptop, I cannot access fluxbox, as it no longer appears in the grub menu.
Is there still a way to access fluxbox or am I asking too much of my Grub menu and linux?

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It's amazing what you can do with the scroll buttons! I hadn't thought of just scrolling down, thinking that my partition had been overwritten. Not the case!
Everything is working perfectly in my quadruple booting system. A Mint flavour for every mood and windows when I have no choice.
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Re: triple and quadruple booting

Postby Aging Technogeek on Mon May 25, 2009 9:23 pm

luvva cuppa,

To make it easier to see all of your options in the boot menu, open the menu in a terminal using your favorite text editor and comment out most of the secondary entries (recovery mode, memtest, etc.).Just be sure to keep active the recovery mode for the distro that your active grub is based in.
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Re: triple and quadruple booting (SOLVED)

Postby Pierre on Tue May 26, 2009 7:20 am

That's actually part of the reason as to why I edit my menu.lst file.
the original is always saved as menu.lst.old.
that way, I only have the options that I will boot with,
the rescue option, duplicate memory test etc. are removed.

so. my triple boot menu has 4 options :D
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