Do you want to help us debug the posting issues ? < is the place to report it, thanks ! Gurb is a install of a mini OS on the MBR, it will except commands at the boot promt. And is there any danger of seriously screwing up my computer with this method? So I decided I'd had it and I'd try the first post-- if I fried my current install, so be it. this contact form
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It's not really an install at all. Give it a try. Some Linux live CDs install to the HD and leave freaky bits and peices of that enviorment beyond, others do quit well at converting the system over during the HD install. Couldn't get live cd methods to work.
I installed this first. At least with Windows XP, you will have to re-install it (FIXMBR/FIXBOOT won't work). Try to disable it in the BIOS or in the kernel. I got upto the bit where it asks if you want to install GRUB, i said "Yes" and it did its business, told me to take out the cd and reboot.
Missing GRUB image Situation When booting the system, the spiffy Gentoo splash screen is not seen. Anyway. Using fdisk -l to get the partition info to mount I see /dev/hda5 as Linux LVM with an id of 8e. http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/f/topic-3-5-19231-0.html They also have split thier CD1 into three disks, (you just need one though) One has Gnome as the desktop, that's the default.
When I removed that and did a clean install of Kubuntu on the partition I had made previous on my SATA drive - the defaults for GRUB worked fine. At least with Windows XP, you will have to re-install it (FIXMBR/FIXBOOT won't work). Download Super Grub Disk (http://adrian15.raulete.net/grub) Burn into a cdrom (better) or a floppy Boot from it Select: your language Select: Restore Grub on MBR Select: Auto You see the message: SGD I installed a fresh dapper a few days ago.
A stage2 file is at this location on /dev/sda. see this Now how do I go about installing grub to the PC while I'm booted on the live disk?? :confused: Any help would be appreciated PhilOSpartaMay 5th, 2006, 12:08 PMI have followed IDE1 Slave (hdb) (old salvaged HD currently NTFS but plan to reformat for FAT32 once I get dual boot working for file sharing) SATA (0,0,0)(sda) #1 Primary NTFS (my WinXP files) i took out 98 and shoved it on, it was good, but then that error happened, so i dunno what else to do Reply With Quote $spacer_open $spacer_close 08-04-2007 #4 muskrat
Solution Turn off framebuffer (typically remove vga=XYZ from grub.conf) and check the processor architecture in the kernel config. weblink dragon slayerSeptember 19th, 2005, 04:01 AMyou can use use ultimate boot cd to rewrite the mbr it's very easy. Home Forum Today's Posts | FAQ | Calendar | Community Groups | Forum Actions Mark Forums Read | Quick Links View Site Leaders | Unanswered Posts | Forum Rules Articles Marketplace I've tried fdisk /mbr and grub isn't removed.
Why have you choosen DSL to install this package on? Remember that (hd0) will install the bootloader in the Master Boot Record of the first hard disk, the primary master. How about some help? navigate here What is the best way out?
Downloading Debian CD/DVD images via HTTP/FTP Now don't panic! Dont know why. OK one thing you need to understand is frugal is a DSL trim for a method of installing DSL it has nothing to do with Grub or LILO.
I'm not sure. After searching too much time on the web, I fell on this topic. Make a folder -> mkdir /mnt/ubuntu 4. My guess as a Linux ignoramus is that I have to somehow edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file, but I don't have the faintest idea what will work.
You could look into IP Tables with Linux on Google. My steps: Drop to a root terminal mkdir hda1 mount /dev/hda1 hda1 (mounts that device into ./hda1) cd hda1/sbin ./grub Replace hda1 with whatever the physical drive that Ubuntu is installed do you know a site that would explain the difference between LILO and GRUB? his comment is here Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options] [-p passwdfd].
but aside from that, frugal grub vs frugal lilo vs hard drive, explanation website wud be nice. vnbuddy2002April 6th, 2005, 05:12 PM:) Your way is definately faster, but for newbies, many of them try to avoid command line as much as possible. I was about to try the suggestions on this thread, but rushing to solutions is what got me into various messes involving both Ubuntu ahd Kubuntu Dapper Drake so I want Type "grub" 4.
Reboot  Important: If you are multi-booting with Windows, make sure you do NOT install the MBR on the active partition (say /dev/hda1) but on the drive (/dev/hda). Exit the shell 9. DO NOT FORMAT THEM. 6. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Frequently, the error notes a missing kernel image file. Visit the following links: Site Howto | Site FAQ | Sitemap | Register Now If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. This is fine for most people, but not if you already have an alternative boot manager. SVFUSiONMarch 5th, 2006, 09:51 PMi don't see /boot just ext and swap SVFUSiONMarch 5th, 2006, 10:43 PMhere is my problem now, I reinstalled Ubuntu, I hit the "Install GRUB" it installed
i am kinda stuck now and either going to try another flavour of linux or just stay on windows :'( ajgreenyNovember 21st, 2005, 10:11 PMWhen I install ubuntu I do the Later I installed 6.04 preview, and this installed its own GRUB. no Error 15: File not found I have Windows at sda1. Many thanks again!
Check out bug #79378 for additional information. Last edited by alan_ri; 07-03-2008 at 11:05 PM. Any help would be much appreciated.