(SOLVED) Tool to move GRUB????

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(SOLVED) Tool to move GRUB????

Postby LinuxForever on Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:24 pm

I can't find a tool in Mint to change where GRUB is located on a hard drive. Is there a tool in Mint that will move GRUB from the MBR to the root partition, or is the only way to do this with the CLI? I need to know this in case I need to move GRUB for chainloading. Thanks for any help.
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Re: Tool to move GRUB????

Postby Fred on Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:55 pm

LinuxForever,

I don't know of a GUI program to do it, but there probably is somewhere. The bigger question is why would you want to go to the trouble of downloading and installing a GUI program to do something that is so simple to do from the command line?

Let's say that you want to put grub on the sda5 partition. Open a terminal and type:

sudo grub

root (hd0,4)

setup (hd0,4)

quit

That's it. You have just installed Grub to sda5 pointing to the menu.lst located in /boot/grub of the / partition on sda5.

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Re: Tool to move GRUB????

Postby LinuxForever on Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:50 am

Fred, thanks for the help. I guess I'm looking for a point and click linux distro. There aren't any yet but Mint comes closer than any of the others. Some of the other distros I've tried have that tool in them. May be clem will put that kind of tool into Mint at some point.

I'll save your post to a text file in case I ever need to change where GRUB is located.
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