install grub in MBR or root?

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install grub in MBR or root?

Postby nearownkira on Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:38 pm

is there any difference?
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Re: install grub in MBR or root?

Postby MagnusB on Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:49 pm

GRUB consist of two parts (or stages).
The first stage resides on MBR, that doesn't do anything but load the second stage.
The second stage is on the root partition (or any other you decide too), this is what actually load your OS('s) and you can configure. If you already have GRUB installed on MBR, you should be able to only install it on the root partition, but if you are unsure, select MBR.
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