can a new installed distro affect other distros?

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can a new installed distro affect other distros?

Post by kalimerox » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:37 pm

That is me with a very general question again. problem I have:

I have manjaro and linux mint mate running fine on my computer, I install crunchbang on a third partition, and the other distros refuse to boot. I can select them in the grub boot menu, but then they will start booting and crash ... I use the same swap partition for all of them, that could be the problem? Any advice is very much appreciated ! :)

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Re: can a new installed distro affect other distros?

Post by Mute Ant » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:07 pm

''can a new installed distro affect other distros?'' Yup, although a common swap partition is normal. The most recently installed GRUB will be the one in charge of the boot, unless you arrange things differently. In this case, Crunchbang's GRUB seems to be omitting something important...you do know why it's called crunch-bang don't you?
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Re: can a new installed distro affect other distros?

Post by WharfRat » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:11 pm

kalimerox wrote:That is me with a very general question again. problem I have:

I have manjaro and linux mint mate running fine on my computer, I install crunchbang on a third partition, and the other distros refuse to boot. I can select them in the grub boot menu, but then they will start booting and crash ... I use the same swap partition for all of them, that could be the problem? Any advice is very much appreciated ! :)
chroot to the distro you booted from previously and reinstall grub :wink:
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Re: can a new installed distro affect other distros?

Post by kalimerox » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:24 pm

Thanks guys, I ll reinstall grub and see what it sais when i m back on the desktop in a view hours..

...you do know why it's called crunch-bang don't you?
I had no idea it was eating other distros... ;)

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Re: can a new installed distro affect other distros?

Post by Spearmint2 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:34 pm

kalimerox wrote:That is me with a very general question again. problem I have:

I have manjaro and linux mint mate running fine on my computer, I install crunchbang on a third partition, and the other distros refuse to boot. I can select them in the grub boot menu, but then they will start booting and crash ... I use the same swap partition for all of them, that could be the problem? Any advice is very much appreciated ! :)
did you run update-grub after installing crunchbang?
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Re: can a new installed distro affect other distros?

Post by kalimerox » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:33 am

did you run update-grub after installing crunchbang?
yeah i did that, doesnt make a difference. .. I tried to chroot into manjaro, but i failed.. i m checking their forums right now ;(

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Re: can a new installed distro affect other distros?

Post by kalimerox » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:58 am

ha problem seems to be solved. it wasnt grub, it was some error on the sda3 partition. I ran
fsck /dev/sda3
and it boots again.. :) :)

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