z06gal wrote:Can someone please help me install the broadcom sta driver? I simply do not understand how to do it. I have read the read me file but just don't understand. I have never had to do this before but I have always ran ubuntu when it was all done via synaptic. Thanks in advance.
StanTheMan wrote:I am multi-booting nine Linux distros.
I tried using LMDE for my permanent bootloader , but one of the recent online updates destroyed some of my Grub menuentries.
Now I am back using Ubuntu Maverick as my permanent bootloader, LMDE is working fine on its own merits.
Jesse654 wrote:Aha! That is quite useful information. So...if I wanted to tinker with grub options for, say, my second installed system, I'd have to go into the 2nd system, change the grub file, update-grub there, then reboot to the 3rd (LMDE), update-grub again, then reboot to the 2nd to analyze any changes. What a PITN! OTOH I'm learning a lot about grub.
And if one of my systems updates grub again...I better keep a look out for which one.
s1ck0 wrote:isn't it better not to install grub in LMDE if you already have an existing working grub2?
azathoth wrote:Isn't it possible to have apt ignore grub? I haven't tried it myself but it's easy with arch/pacman so I would be surprised if the the functionality wasn't available in apt as well.
For my setup I have grub2 from LMDE installed to my mbr and install the other bootloaders to their root partitions and chain load. It's the simplest, I've never had a problem after updates, it doesn't significantly increase boot time and makes it a lot easier to mix grub, grub2 and even lilo when I need it.
-edit: There is one caveat I should mention. With this setup, what can happen after legacy grub has an update(rare) is that /boot/grub/menu.lst could feasibly be overwritten with the old partition numbering scheme. You would want to change it back of course lol.
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