Fun with GRUB and NTLDR
alphasigmax at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 05:41:29 CST 2006
Robert Golding wrote:
> On 6/12/06, Alphax <alphasigmax at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ok, since I have no idea how GRUB works, despite reading the man
>> pasge... what's that going to do, and how do I install it?
> This is the GNU Grub manual site. Very extensive, much more so than
> the man page.
> < http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/html_node/index.html >
>> Also, you wrote:
>> > Actually I got that a little wrong.
>> > Install grub image to (hd0,0) and don't bother with "map".
>> Won't that destroy the MBR on hda? I plan to use NTLDR with a file...
> It adds it to it. MS will overwrite any MBR info, Grub (legacy) is
> more friendly :-)
Er... windoze XP regards /nothing/ as "friendly", hence the decision to
> I don't know much about the NT loader, I only used it once, some time
> ago, for loading multiple Win type env's. I do remember though, it
> didn't like OS2-Warp, very hard to get working properly, so I figure
> it probably won't like other non-MS OS's either.
Wrong. NTLDR can load a non NT-based operating system given the
appropriate boot sector in a file.
See, this is the sort of thing which makes people get frustrated about
the Linux community. They ask "How do I do A using B" and they get told
"Do C using D" instead.
So, back to my original question:
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/hdb2 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/hdb5 swap swap defaults 0 0
install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /grub/stage1 (hd1,0) /grub/stage2
## YaST2 comments everywhere snipped
## color stuff snipped
title SUSE LINUX 10.0
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb2 vga=0x317 selinux=0 resume=/dev/hdb5
Now, I'm confused about the existence and contents of /etc/grub.conf and
/boot/grub/menu.lst - which will take precendence? Which will be
installed? How do I install it? HELP!
Death to all fanatics!
Down with categorical imperative!
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