Visit The New, Modern Unix Linux Community


How to change a preset bootloader


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems Linux Ubuntu How to change a preset bootloader
# 1  
How to change a preset bootloader

I have 2 pc's and 1 laptop (all less than a year old) and all 3 have been messed with by super smart but nosy roommate. The bootloader for all three (Gigabyte,Asus and Hp laptop) runs from RAM disk (Paragon software boot it bare metal I think) on a virtual drive that has all the different drivers and firmware needed to boot the pc's and reconfigures how my drives are to be setup, how my network is setup and basically the bios is set up before any operating system is even installed. I'm learning Ubuntu because Windows is no help just trying to see how disk gets partitioned. Ubuntu gives me way more info yet I still can't seem to make any changes. Can anyone please help!!!!

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #766
Difficulty: Medium
Modern CPUs have multiple non-interacting on-chip caches.
True or False?

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

How to do user-preset login to Bash shell then automate path modification?

How do a user login with full user-environment preset to Bash shell then automatically do path modification with few script codes, either on command-line or put it in a script file. what i tried: bash --login -c PATH="/ANewPath:${PATH}" bash --login -c 'PATH="/ANewPath:${PATH}"; export PATH'... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: abdulbadii
2 Replies

2. Ubuntu

How do I re-install my bootloader?

I accidently altered my partition table. Somehow I wiped it out completely and changed the disk label. Before I rebooted I managed to rebuild it the way it originally was using the original structure and label however I need to re-install a new bootloader for the new MBR. I have Ubuntu 14.04TLS... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: project722
1 Replies

3. Boot Loaders

Bootloader Resources

Here is a list of resources for Unix and GNU/Linux bootloaders: GRUB Legacy: The original GRand Unified Bootloader. Now known as GRUB Legacy. GRUB: The latest and greatest. More commonly known as GRUB2. BRUG: Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB. Based on GRUB. Adds features like new object... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: fpmurphy
0 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Bootloader problem Grub.

Bootloader problem Grub. Hello, I have some questions about my Mandriva Linux. My father died last year and so I got automatically forced to use Linux (master computer). I have become a little bit known with it, had to reset the root password via command lines etc. But I... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: blabla9002
11 Replies

5. Linux

Bootloader problem Grub.

Hello, I have some questions about my Mandriva Linux. My father died last year and so I got automatically forced to use Linux (master computer). I have become a little bit known with it, had to reset the root password via command lines etc. But I have some problems I can't solve on my own. In... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: blabla9002
0 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Help needed with bootloader configuration !

I have installed Fedora 8 in my external harddrive in my laptop( toshiba satellite 1135-S125). During initial installation i installed the bootloader in the MBR of the external harddisk instead of the internal harddisk. the problem is that i donot always turn on the external harddrive;therefore,... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: sunilryl
0 Replies

7. Red Hat

RedHat BootLoader

Hi, I have Windows XP and RedHat ES both. Last day I format windows due to problems in it, But now the BootLoader that used to come earlier is not coming. My system is directly booting Windows XP. How can I recover RedHat or what I need to do to get back the BootLoader. So that I can use both... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: somnathbanerjee
1 Replies

8. AIX

can anybuddy tell me what bootloader is used in AIX4.3

hi this is fani working as jr system administration on unix flavours so please help waht bootloader is used in AIX 4.3 ver now LILO is using in AIX 5 help me to find the answer and there configuration file also tankzz.............. (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: phanifani
0 Replies

9. Solaris

solaris 10 bootloader

Hi, I'm new to solaris and I have a question about installing solaris 10. Does solaris during install create a /boot partition? And if it does, is it possible to set the bootloader on this partition or will it always be on the MBR? greetz tony (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: topa
4 Replies
UPDATE-BOOTLOADER(1)					User Contributed Perl Documentation				      UPDATE-BOOTLOADER(1)

NAME
update-bootloader - update/change bootloader configuration using Bootloader::Tools perl module SYNOPSIS
update-bootloader [operation] [options] operation is one of --add, --remove or --refresh. valid options are --help, --man, --image <file>, --initrd <file>, --xen-kernel <file>, --xen, --default, --previous, --name <string>, --force, --force-default. DESCRIPTION
update-bootloader will let you modify your bootloader configuration using Bootloader::Tools perl module. OPERATIONS
--add add an new image section. Needs a call to --refresh to take effect. --remove remove the specified image section. Needs a call to --refresh to take effect. --refresh activate the new config e.g. write boot loader to disk PARAMETER
--help Print a brief help message and exits. --man Prints the manual page and exits. --image file specify path to kernel image --initrd file specify path to initrd file --xen specify that you what to add a xen and not a regular image section --xen-kernel file specify that you what to add a xen section with a specific image. Implies --xen option. --default let the new section to be added be the default section if appropriate. Only allowed together with --add operation --previous set some usuable defaults for image, initrd and name when --name string specify the name of the section to be added/removed --force dont complain, just do the right thing --force-default force the new section to be added to be the default section. Only allowed together with --add operation perl v5.12.1 2010-04-22 UPDATE-BOOTLOADER(1)

Featured Tech Videos