Re: Grub option on Debian-style install
> On Tuesday 27 September 2005 11:15 pm, marc wrote:
>> >> I want to perform a Debian-style hard disk install of Knoppix v4. The
>> >> machine currently has grub as boot-loader with XP and Debian
>> >> installed.
>> >> When I run the knoppix-installer the boot-loader options are limited
>> >> to two:
>> >> - MBR
>> >> - Partition - to root-partition
>> >> Clearly, I don't want to overwrite my existing MBR, since I want point
>> >> to the scrip in Debian's /boot/grub script. However, I don't know what
>> >> will happen should I select the second option. What I actuallt want to
>> >> do is add a knoppix line to my existing grub script.
>> >> How should I proceed? And what does the partition option o?
>> > Try Boot Magic in XP.
>> What is Boot Magic and what would I use it for?
> http://www.mega-tokyo.com/osfaq2/index.php/Boot Magic Boot Magic is
> the bootloader that comes with the once famous "Partition Magic"
I'm using grub, so I'm still unclear why you are mentioning this.
>> As I mentioned, the machine is dual-boot XP and Debian already, it's
>> only knoppix that I want to install (Debian-style).
> In already installed Debian, you can edit /boot/grub//menu.lst :
> Add, eg. my .lst file in Sarge
I know how to edit the grub menu.
The original question was that I do not know what knoppix-installer is
going to do to my boot setup - specifically the second option, since
the MBR overwrite seems clear. It hasn't done it yet because I don't
know what it is going to do. That is what I'm asking: what does it do?
What you describe is where I want to get to, but I'm not going to
press the button on the installer until I know what it is going to do.
Clearly, I don't want to overwrite my existing MBR, since I want point
to the scrip in Debian's /boot/grub script. However, I don't know what
will happen should I select the second option. What I actually want to
do is add a knoppix line to my existing grub script.
That's all: what does the second option do?