Hardy->Karmic booting locked-room mystery

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 01:51:31 GMT 2010


On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 1:42 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/1/15 Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>:
>
>>  - learn to write the special magic config file in /etc/grub or
>> somewhere that GRUB2 reads its info from and writes its own magic
>> non-human-readable not-to-be-edited *real* config file
>
> This is actually pretty easy - it generates a textual grub.conf as we know it!

Hmph. OK. To quote Slartibartfast, "it may alarm you; it scares the
willies out of me."

I'd offer you a job but I think you've got one.

>>  - do what i did on Mint 8, tho' it felt scary: uninstall grub2,
>> reinstall grub1. This did actually work fine, with no incident. On a
>> triple-boot PC.
>
> The catch there is how to boot the Ubuntu partition at all. If I can
> get that far, I'm fine.

DOS boot floppy, LOADLIN?

Add an entry to BOOT.INI?


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