Chainload Jaunty ext4fs with Hardy ext3fs ?

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Bit slow on the uptake here I'm afraid.
    Is it possible to chainload Jaunty, all partitions ext4, with my existing
    Hardy ? I will of course choose not to install grub to mbr during the
    Jaunty installation.
    Also is it correct that I will only be able to mount the ext3 partitions from
    within Jaunty but not vice versa ? (Saw somewhere that it is possible now.)
    Lastly will Jaunty's gparted be able to see Hardy's partitions ?

    All rather confusing for me, but I really would like to try Jaunty without
    getting into trouble. :argh:

    Regards

    Edit: Forgot to mention - I am windowless now so grub and XP not applicable here. :)
     
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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    You mean ... use Hardy stage2 to boot Jaunty? Do I get you right? Or something else entirely?
    Mrk
     
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    Yes, as per your Grub tutorial "Adding a new operating system to the Grub menu" where you used Sabayon as an example.
    I just want to use Hardy's bootloader to pass control of the boot process to another loader (Jaunty), using chainloading. All I am worried about is Hardy
    is ext3fs and I want to try Jaunty ext4fs - could there be problems due to the
    different filesystems ? I will be very happy to receive your opinions/answers
    to the questions in my first post - so that I will know what to expect.

    Regards.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    First, test and see for yourself, best kind of check :)

    Second, there should be no problem. But if you are really worried, why not install GRUB with Jaunty. Now, you can chainload and it should work fine. You can also add Jaunty entry to Hardy menu. It's a harmless test.

    I'll see if I have some time and test for myself. I have not tried yet a dual boot with ext3/ext4 mix.

    Mrk
     
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    I just installed Jaunty (64 bit) with ext4 filesystem by chainloading it from
    Hardy. Great stuff - everything, i.e. all hardware recognised. Bit of an anxious
    moment initially as the grub menu was hidden and booted into Hardy after
    the timeout. Fixed that small problem by editing menu.lst.
    Speed is good - a little better and smoother maybe than Hardy 32 bit on my
    faster Raptor 10000rpm drive. Boot-up is also faster, but like with Hardy there
    is a 15+ second delay before splash screen. Once the splash screen is there
    all is very fast. This seems to be some problem that is hard to fathom. I have a
    very recent motherboard - maybe that's why.
    Can also mount the Hardy ext3 partitions, but doubt whether vice versa. Will check.
    All in all extremely impressed and 5 in 1 surround sound is brilliant.
     

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    Ocky,

    What's the name of the dock program in your screenshot? :D
     
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    Hi, it's awn and you will find it in Synaptic. Conky is also supposed to be nice.
    Regards.
     
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    Ha..ha Yes you are right. I'm somewhat scrambled after flushed with
    Jaunty success. :D
     
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