Re: How install GRUB into partition after Debian install?
Can Grub keep into the MBR and doesn't give a chance for XP take over
whatever Linux loader? I wonder cuz I need to reinstall my XP and I
have my Linux running in other partitions of the same disk. The
problem is that windows takes over the whole system and think I won't
be able to boot my Linux partition after windows reinstallation. And
that...of course, is what I don't wanna see!
Should I run a rescue disk if it happens? Nowadays, I'm using lilo but
if Grub works like I would like to I could change the boot manager.
Please, if there is any doubt about my question, let me know.
Thanks a lot,
On 5/20/05, dexter2 <email@example.com> wrote:
> I how nothing about "Partition Magic Boot Magic". But you can use Grub
> to boot just about everything. Just install Grub into MBR of the whole
> disk (make rescue boot floppy before) and you can boot Linux,
> Windows,...with nice menu enviroment, with default boot after some time.
> Look in to the manual of the Grub for details. Grub is very powerfull,
> you can have even simple shell before boot and setup booting from
> command line. Actualy menu in which you choose OS to be booted is just
> If you do not wont to experiment with MBR of the whole disk (witch is
> risky), install Grub on the floppy and experiment there.
> Good luck
> On Fri, 2005-05-20 at 09:51 -0400, Ted.Keesey@synoran.com wrote:
> > Thanks for the information Dexter2.
> > Now that I have GRUB in the boot folder in the ext3 partition would
> > you know
> > what parameters I would pass to boot to Debian? I have Partition
> > Magic
> > Boot Magic as my boot manager. I was told that I need to tell Boot
> > Magic
> > to boot to GRUB which will boot to Debian. Thanks for any input you
> > can
> > provide.
> > Ted
> > dexter2
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > 05/19/2005 04:15 PM
> > To:
> > Ted.Keesey@synoran.com
> > cc:
> > email@example.com
> > Subject:
> > Re: How install GRUB
> > into partition after
> > Debian install?
> > see this:
> > http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/html_node/Installing-GRUB-using-grub-install.html#Installing%20GRUB%20using%20grub-install
> > On Thu, 2005-05-19 at 09:27 -0400, Ted.Keesey@synoran.com wrote:
> > >
> > > I do not want to install GRUB into the MBR. When I installed
> > > Debian, GRUB would not install into any of the alternate
> > > locations. I have Debian installed without the GRUB boot manager.
> > >
> > > How do I get GRUB to install into a location other than the
> > > Master boot record so that I can boot Debian? I am using
> > > Partition Magic & BootMagic from WindowsXP to manage my
> > > partitions. Should I create another partition
> > > for GRUB? But then how do I boot over to Debian?
> > >
> > > Thanks for any help you can provide.
> > >
> > > Ted
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