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Old 08-23-2009, 04:41 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ashruf View Post
and i want ask if i made ghost image of a
linux install and later i made restore of it
can i restore it to any partition i like
not the orignal partition and by installing grub
to MBR will it boot or i shoud restore the image
to the orignal partition so it can boot again
I think this has been answered in some of the other comments and answers...

To summarize:
Grub has to be installed so that it points to the partition containing its files--most notably menu.lst

Suppose you have a disk with two partitions..and you install grub to the MBR--naming partition #2 as "root". If you then put something else on partition #2, grub will not be able to function because it will not be able to find menu.lst
 
Old 08-24-2009, 08:58 AM   #17
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ashruf,

Q --"you mean by installing grub to MBR
IT will detect partitions where linux installed
can i use linux grub disk to boot with
then drop to command line and install grub to MBR"


Answer: YES.
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BTW just do it and be back if it didn't work. I certainly know what I am talking about. We cannot solve your problem by abstract reasoning, here we are engaged in applied-theories and principles, not philosophy. Everyone helping you is motivated out of *sincerity* so don't invite argument by commenting back like saying "Do you mean ...?" that's quite unethical to *my personal* standards, although mine may not reflect the LQ opinion.
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I hope you have sold your problem by now. I wasn't able to answer your query because I was out for my work.

Good luck.
 
  


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