Grub and Grub2 don't get along?
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Oct 31 18:12:19 UTC 2009
On Saturday 31 October 2009, Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
>On Saturday 31 October 2009 09:26:04 am Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
>> On Saturday 31 October 2009 04:08:57 am Kaj Haulrich wrote:
>> > On Saturday 31 October 2009 07:17:24 Jerry Lapham wrote:
>> > > I managed to install Kubuntu 9.10 on dev/sda7, an empty but
>> > > previously formatted partition on my laptop. I was a little
>> > > leary, but I think I let it default to installing grub2 on
>> > > dev/sda. When I rebooted, the grub menu from Kubuntu 9.04 on
>> > > dev/sda5 was displayed with no way to boot 9.10.
>> > >
>> > > I thought, well, that was probably a good thing. I'd just add
>> > > Kubuntu 9.10 on dev/sda7 to that menu like I had Mandriva 2009
>> > > on dev/sda6. I did it and rebooted but when I clicked on
>> > > Kubuntu 9.10 it took me to a grub prompt.
>> > >
>> > > How do I get 9.10 to boot?
>> > Grub2 is a different beast from grub legacy. No menu.lst anymore.
>> > In /boot/grub, you'll find a file called grub.cfg, but - as it
>> > clearly says: - don't edit this file.
>> > Instead, you'll find a file in /etc/default called grub. This one is
>> > editable and after editing one must run: 'sudo update-grub2'.
>> > While doing so, it will search for other bootable partitions, and
>> > create a new boot menu.
>> > In your case, I would simply try to run 'sudo update-grub2' and see
>> > what happens.
>> > I've had countless problems with grub2 myself during the alpha-beta
>> > phase, and the documentation is sparse - to say the least. So,
>> > before you edit /etc/default/grub, save it under another name, i.e.
>> > 'grub_original'. That way you can restore it - if need be from a
>> > live CD, if the system will not boot at all.
>> > HTH
>> > Kaj Haulrich.
>> This is unbelievable!. Why go from the simple, easy to config setup that
>> everyone was comfy with, that required no afterward compile, (as was the
>> big complaint with LILO)? Why do we need GRUB now, since it now has the
>> same ridiculous problem that LILO was so maligned for? Stupid. Also,
>> can someone please explain why it needed a "grub2"? What, exactly, was
>> wrong with grub legacy?
>Oops. The "Stupid" part above was supposed to be in an IM session, DOH! I
>thought I was typing in one window and was typing in another. My bad.
No, it wasn't your bad, Howard, it needed to be said, by enough of us to make
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