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asked 2014-11-20 05:12:42 -0500

i install fedora20 and linuxmint on my laptop so the bootloader boot only one os

so how can get my second os on the boot loader

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answered 2014-11-20 08:39:10 -0500

Rajat gravatar image

Just install normally. You can boot from your USB and follow the steps of the installer. You can either create a partition manually before installing or use the tools provided by the Mint installer to partition during the installation process.

The only thing you really have to worry about is when the installer asks you whether to install a boot loader (GRUB). Then, you have 2 choices. Since you already have a GRUB installed by Ubuntu, you can either choose to not install a new one from mint and use Ubuntu's or you can install Mint's and overwrite Ubuntu's.

Use the existing GRUB.

When the installer asks you whether to install a boot loader, say no. Once the installation has finished, reboot and load Ubuntu (Mint will not appear in the list of available OSs). From Ubuntu, refresh GRUB so it will detect your new Mint installation:

sudo update-grub

Use Mint's GRUB.

When the installer asks you whether to install a boot loader, say yes. Make sure you install it in the same location where your Ubuntu's GRUB was installed. This will probably be the master boot record (MBR) of your primary hard drive. Reboot and you should now have Mint's GRUB installed and will be able to choose Mint, Ubuntu or Windows.

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answered 2014-11-20 09:09:52 -0500

shark gravatar image

it depends which Operating System you installed later. if its fedora then run: sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

if its mint then: 1. mount the fedora partition andd then 2. sudo update-grub

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