Alan Dacey Sr. Grokit at
Sat Jun 27 21:30:34 UTC 2009

On Saturday 27 June 2009 04:31:44 pm Goh Lip wrote:
> Alan Dacey Sr. wrote:
> > On Saturday 27 June 2009 02:57:57 pm Goh Lip wrote:
> >> Goh Lip wrote:
> >>> When updating Karmic alpha2 to alpha3, grub2 was modified and grub
> >>> legacy removed. However configfile grub.cfg was rendered unusable and
> >>> was unable to launch any OS in it.
> >
> > . . .
> >
> >>> Anybody had similar problem?
> >>
> >> Also, has anyone any idea of setting a dedicated grub partition using
> >> grub2? How do you setup this partition to boot up equivalent to grub
> >> legacy "root (hd0,x) --> setup (hd0)"?
> >> I cannot make it work through the grub commands, must it be done only
> >> through the main linux shell?
> >> In other words....
> >> grub>......doesn't work anymore?
> >> gohlip at computername:~$.... only?
> >
> > I ran across this the other day, it may help you.
> >
> >
> > Alan
> Looked at the site you referred and yes, had done all the things that is
> supposed to do and it is working as it is supposed to. I have no problem
> setting up grub2 on Karmic.(excepting the bug which is now classified as
> critical)
> It is just that I have a separate partition (independent of distros)
> '1st boot' on grub legacy and wonder how to convert this to grub2. I
> think it can be done, but need setting this up through a linux distro
> which utilizes grub2, unlike grub legacy which allows this to be done
> through the 'grub shell'. So should anything happen to the distro that
> uses grub2, I may not be able to amend or modify the grub2 partition,
> (which happened twice in Karmic where I had to rectify through the Hardy
> partition, ironically once because of this grub2 bug and rescued because
> I had a dedicated grub partition)
> I am leaving this dedicated grub partition in grub legacy until I am
> satisfied that there will not be an issue to contend with and when grub2
> becomes more 'settled'. I am soliciting opinions and suggestions and I
> am grateful for your input.
> Regards,
> Goh Lip

I saw problems in some of the comments when not using Karmic.  I haven't 
played with this on my test machine yet, no time, but that sounds like a good 
thing.  I'll either for the bug to be fixed (or for you to figure it out  :)  ).


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