install from linux without cd

Avi Greenbury lists at
Thu Sep 27 10:48:19 UTC 2012

Thufir wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:50:56 +0100, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> > Thufir wrote:
> >> Following the install guide at:
> >> 
> >>
> >> 
> >> how does grub fit into this?
> > 
> > You need to install Grub from the install you're installing from.
> You mean to copy grub from sdb to sda?  
> Or like:
> # grub-install /dev/hda

The latter. But if it is /dev/sdb you'll likely need to fiddle with
the menu.lst, since when you boot off it in the other machine it'll
probably be /dev/sda (depending on where you put it). 

I'm not aware of a neater way of doing it, this has always sufficed
for me. Boot off the disk in the new machine, edit the command line to
boot off the right disk, then update-grub again so it looks in all the
right places.


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