installing grub into the partition

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installing grub into the partition

Postby acithium on Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:27 am

How do i get linux mint to install grub in it's own partition instead of in the MBR? I didn't see it ask me anything on the initial install and I need another distro have the MBR instead of mint. Thankx
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Re: installing grub into the partition

Postby linuxviolin on Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:26 am

My memory is a little faulty but towards the end of the install you should have a button "advanced", I guess. Once clicked on it, you will be permitted to install Grub where you want :idea:
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Re: installing grub into the partition

Postby Phosgene on Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:32 am

There is a window in the install that has an 'Advanced' button (Towards the end of the install I think). This provides a little bit more configuration for grub, although I'm not sure if it is exactly what you want.
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Re: installing grub into the partition

Postby acithium on Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:22 am

do i have to reinstall? Isn't there a way i can just reinstall the boot loader without messing with my current install?
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Re: installing grub into the partition

Postby wight on Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:18 pm

If what you're asking is how you can get grub to look at a different OS partition for the /boot/grub then you have to run grub as root. From a terminal prompt type:

sudo grub

then:

find /boot/grub/stage1

It should return something like:

(hd0,0)
(hd1,6)

assuming the drive and partition of your other distro was (hd1,6) you would run:

root (hd1,6)

then, if your boot drive was (hd0):

setup (hd0)

You might also want to setup grub on the MBR of your other drive (if you have more than one) as well. Finally, type:

quit

exit

That should get you booting from the proper grub. You'll, of course, want to add your linux mint entry to the menu.lst file on your other OS partition. but that should do it.
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