Multiboot Guide Wishlist

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Target Audience

The Fedora multiboot guide is targeted towards users who are using Fedora along with one or more other operating systems on the same machine. It also covers some processes and applications that might be helpful in a heterogeneous environment or household.

efibootmgr

  • demonstrate using efibootmgr to reorder boot entries
  • In case of emergencies, cover manual creation of firmware boot options using efibootmgr.
  • add Fedora to Windows menu? https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/31126 seems to think so.

smb

Cover *basic* samba deployment, with links out to guides with more comprehensive coverage.

uefi

  • Neither win8 or Fedora will function if installed via UEFI and UEFI is disabled.
  • Fedora will work with a GPT disk either way; the Windows installer will give a cryptic complaint about GPT labelling if you attempt to use a GPT volume without UEFI.
  • To quote adamw: "I really can’t recommend strongly enough that you do not attempt to mix UEFI-native and BIOS-compatible booting of permanently-installed operating systems on the same computer, and especially not on the same disk. It is a terrible terrible idea and will cause you heartache and pain. If you decide to do it, don’t come crying to me."
  • Address multiple vs shared efi system partitions (probably advising shared, some firmwares don't play nice with multiple )
  • develop procedure to merge multiple efi partitions into a single efi partition, then correct firmware menu entries ?

visuals

  • Block style diagrams representing traditional partitioning, LVM, btrfs, RAID, more?
  • diagram representing partition segregation of a system that boots Fedora and at least one other Linux distro

Universal USB writers

Find a place to warn people about unetbootin and friends. they don't work reliably.

local filesystems

  • Permissions, packages, mount options, and gotchas relevant to NTFS
  • Permissions, packages, mount options, and gotchas relevant to HFS+
  • FLOSS solutions to mounting common linux filesystems on windows?