Installing Fedora with Ubuntu Grub

asked 2013-09-29 13:33:08 -0500

slopechaz gravatar image

updated 2013-09-29 13:37:22 -0500

I have a dual boot set up with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my primary disk. I have second disk for storage and free space. I installed Fedora 19 on the second disk and tried to update grub in Ubuntu, but Fedora is not picked up. I would like to keep Ubuntu's Grub controlling everything as I am most familiar with how to manipulate it. By the way, I did make sure the Fedora partition was mounted before updating grub.

How can I add Fedora to Grub? I have been looking around for several days with no success to accomplish this. Thanks everyone.

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One question here is - was your Fedora installation encrypted?

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nonamedotc gravatar imagenonamedotc ( 2013-09-30 11:58:09 -0500 )edit

I have a similar situation, using Debian Buster on the primary disk, and it finds partitions on the other disks. I would need more information to propose an answer, but in my experience, there is no need to mount the partition with Fedora on it. In fact, that might be your problem. I would try: $ sudo su Then # update-grub without mounting anything. Another thing to try, probably first, is to go into the BIOS setup and set it to boot from the disk with fedora on it to see if grub was properly installed there. I am using grub2-efi with a 64 bit Debian install on the main disk

felthat gravatar imagefelthat ( 2018-04-22 02:08:04 -0500 )edit