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Re: A new install guide

On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 11:20:59AM +0100, Matthew Vernon wrote:

> Julio Merino writes:
>  > On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 10:32:17AM +0100, Matthew Vernon wrote:
>  > Sure. But the "official" documentation system of GNU is texinfo, I think.
> Indeed. But I don't know that, and learning it is kindof a low
> priority. I will change to texinfo at some point, but unless someone
> actually can't read the easy guide as-is, it'll remain less important
> to me than trying to keep it up-to-date

When you have a texinfo file you can then convert it to html, ascii
text or whatever you want.

>  > You could add to it how to replace LILO with GRUB in the
>  > harddisk. Novice users could like to be able to boot Hurd from the
>  > harddisk instead of needing a boot floppy. Also GRUB is more pretty
>  > than LILO (for me).
> I've never done this, so if anyone has some tips (I'd rather not write
> such a section 'blind'), please mail me, and I'll add a new section.

Take a look at the grub info file. Mainly you have to do this:

Install the debian grub package and setup /boot/grub/menu.lst properly
(as in the floppy disk).
Run 'grub' from command line and issue:
    root (hd0,0)
    find /boot/grub/stage1 (do this if you don't know which is the
                            root partition containing stage1)
    setup (hd0)            (to install on MBR)
    setup (hd0,0)          (to install on the partition)

Hope this helps

> Thanks,
> Matthew 
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Juli-Manel Merino Vidal <jmmv@mail.com>

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