Grub disk: something automatic?
g.lip at gmx.com
Mon Jan 25 19:36:06 UTC 2010
On 01/26/2010 02:42 AM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Is there some LiveCD that will install Grub to the MBR of the
> harddrive of my choice, and automatically configure the relevant
> menu.lst for the different kernels that each OS has?
Dotan, if we are talking only of grub-legacy not grub2, then at grub
prompt do a 'root' and 'setup' like
But watch out for mapping if harddrive is not the master drive
Also you would need to update-grub first for that (hd,x). You cannot do
that at grub-prompt.
Reminder, grub legacy will not detect ext4 and grub2 config files. So if
you have an OS on grub2 or ext4, it's best to go with grub2 and set that
> I have found SuperGrub but in addition to being unmaintained, it does
> not automatically configure menu.lst. It seems that SuperGrub will
> only restore a previous grub, it will not help install a new Grub
> setup. Furthermore, SuperGrub does not support Grub2.
SuperGrub is being maintained and I think they've come up with a version
that uses grub2. It is grub-legacy that is not being maintained. But I
do not use SuperGrub, so I am not sure if it is more useful now. I find
the blank grub-legacy cd and now the blank grub2 cd more than adequate.
Strongly recommend you make a grub2 cd by 'grub-mkrescue'. It will boot
up any OS in your computer, whether or not you've a functioning menu.lst
or grub.cfg or a corrupted windows mbr.
regards - goh lip
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