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1. UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers
Hi, someone knows how can I boot my OS or cdrom from a Grub Minimal_Bash? :confused: sorry, I´m a dummy
I explain, when I start loading the OS, I get errors, and ends up in the grub bash. This is the minimal_bash and I have no idea of any command. It tells me "unknow partition". The problem is... (0 Replies)
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Hello everyone. I have a question which I may know the answer to, I'm just looking for a confirmation. When it comes to the MBR of a hard drive, i've read in multiple sources that it's always located in the first sector of the hard drive. Is the MBR there from the factory? When I buy a new blank... (3 Replies)
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3. Red Hat
Can we specify which grub.conf to use while installing grub on RHEL.
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4. Boot Loaders
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6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I use command-line mode of GRUB to load kernel,
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as followed :
please tell me how to do deal with ,
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7. Red Hat
I dualboot Ubuntu and Fedora in one hard drive. Below are the scenario.
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8. Filesystems, Disks and Memory
I have 40GB HD with mepis8, swap, MBR and under flags word boot.
I also have a 160 GB external with a few Linux OS, no swaps, no extended etc. I am total Linux no MS
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9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
Hi, I installed solaris 10 a few weeks ago. It was working fine during the past two weeks. However, now when I start to load to the drive, I get this problem:
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10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I'm confused. Originally I did
cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb
where sda is my boot disk and sdb is a USB disk. This probably copied my MBR.
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Discussion started by: siegfried
GRUB-INSTALL(8) FSF GRUB-INSTALL(8)
grub-install - install GRUB on your drive
grub-install [OPTION] install_device
Install GRUB on your drive.
print this message and exit
print the version information and exit
install GRUB images under the directory DIR instead of the root directory
use FILE as the grub shell
do not probe any floppy drive
force GRUB to use LBA mode even for a buggy BIOS
probe a device map even if it already exists
INSTALL_DEVICE can be a GRUB device name or a system device filename.
grub-install copies GRUB images into the DIR/boot directory specfied by --root-directory, and uses the grub shell to install grub into the
The grub source distribution carries this script to ease the installation of grub as a boot loader. In Suse Linux however, grub installa-
tion is much better handled by Yast; use of this script is generally discouraged and therefore unsupported. Consequently, the script has
been renamed to grub-install.unsupported.
In order to (re-)install grub for the currently running system, simply use Yast. For an installation aiming at a differing system, the
crafting of an appropriate device.map and grub shell script is strongly advised, e.g. "grub --batch --device-map=target-device.map < tar-
The full documentation for grub-install is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and grub-install programs are properly installed at
your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
grub-install (GNU GRUB 0.97) May 2005 GRUB-INSTALL(8)