Multibooting with Grub2

Doug dmcgarrett at
Thu Oct 28 04:28:11 UTC 2010

On 10/26/2010 10:19 PM, user1 wrote:
> Here you can see how to revert to grub legacy (the old grub) - ch. 13.
> I am using grub legacy, as when I install newest ubuntu version grub 2
> does not see my other versions (I have 3 different ubuntu versions
> installed 9.04, 10.04 and 10.10 so I always have a working version at
> hand).
> Until grub2 sees my other versions during new installation, my plan is to
> continue using grub legacy *smile*
Because I had trouble with Ubuntu's grub since 10.04--it didn't see all 
installed Linuxes,
it had a miserably small non-gui font, and it gave you about 2 seconds 
to choose
among the os's that it did show, I wound up using the grub from one of 
the other
Linux os's on the machine--PCLINUXOS.  It solves all the problems, and 
with its
available configuration without going into the CLI, you can delete the 
"extra" Ubuntu
listings.  (With one version of Ubuntu, I had about 8 listings on the 
boot screen.)
The only problem is, Ubuntu doesn't like it.  If you go to upgrade 
Ubuntu, it gags
on PCLos grub.  The heck with that.  I have Ubuntu because of a class I 
am taking,
and if it gives me trouble, at the end of the class, Ubuntu may end 
also--we'll see.
The PCLos grub can be installed from the live PCLos disk, I don't know 
that you need
the rest of the os, altho you might find you like it.  I do.

 From the PCLos menus: More applications>Configuration>Redo MBR

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