grub2 = beta?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Fri Dec 11 14:23:44 UTC 2009

On Friday 11 December 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:
>On Friday 11 December 2009, Goh Lip wrote:
>>Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> On Thursday 10 December 2009, Goh Lip wrote:
>>> And how was that accomplished?  I have no qualms about using a newer
>>> grub, if the docs are sufficient to mean it can be easily configured by
>>> the likes of an old, retired television engineer like me.  If it takes
>>> voodoo charms & black magic, then I'm not all that interested.
>>The simplest (non-voodoo and don't require a television engineering
>>certificate, just maybe rocket science  :) )method is just
>>sudo apt-get install grub-pc

I do not have those installed for F10.  I'll see if grub-pc is available.  
No, but a grub2 is available that installs all the grub2 stuff in 
/boot/grub2, and makes a new entry in grub/grub.conf that names it as a 
kernel to load & run.  This could be fun.  It spent about 5 minutes hammering 
on every drive in this box so I'm going to look around and see what else it 
did before retrying a reboot.

>>Watch out during installation when it will initially use chainload, then
>>further instructions will follow. Follow through to finish.
>>> I just ran into grub2 again.  Running F10 normally here, but just
>>> installed Linux Mint 8, 32 bit version on /dev/sdb, which is derived
>>> from Ubuntu 9.10
>>> I have this in my /dev/sda1(/boot for F10)/grub/grub.conf:
>>> title Mint Linux 8 32 bit (from /dev/sdb)
>>> 	rootnoverify	(hd1,0)
>>> 	makeactive
>>> 	chainloader +1
>And I just found I didn't have a space between chainloader and +1.
Ok, with the space in there, I now get an error 13, invalid format.  And it  
times out in about 5 seconds and loops back to the sstarting menu from 
/dev/sda, and grub-0.97. I purposely made both Mint partitions /boot and / 
ex3 filesystems so there would not be the sort of thing where F12 apparently 
can only be booted from an ext4 system thanks to fedora's "forking" of 
grub-0.97 without even changing the version number.



Cheers, Gene
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