grub-install

Karl Klinger karlok at fastmail.fm
Wed Aug 20 00:29:52 UTC 2008


Jerry Lapham wrote:
> Does the Kubuntu installation from CD/DVD use grub-install?
> 
> My laptop has three 20Gig partitions with an old version of PCLinuxOS on hda5, 
> Mandriva 2008.1 on hda6, and kubuntu 8.04 on hda7.  I had to reinstall 
> Mandriva and now when I boot I get a grub menu with Mandriva as the first 
> entry.  When I scroll down and select the kubuntu entry it takes me to 
> another grub menu, presumably the one I had before reinstalling Mandriva.  
> I'd like to get rid of that first menu.  Would running grub-install in 
> kubuntu do it?
> 
> 	-Jerry
You can use the grub shell to update the boot sector to point to the 
partition that contains the menu you want:

sudo grub
grub> root (hd0,6)
grub> setup (hd0)
grub> quit

Note that in grub notation the partition numbers are zero-based, so sda7 
becomes (hd0,6).

Karl





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