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Old 08-11-2013, 02:26 AM   #1
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How to add boot entries in Grub(2)


I didn't figure out any better suited subforum, so:

How do I add another boot entry for Grub (or Grub2)?
I'd like to boot the same kernel with different setup, mainly
text or X, but sometimes acpi disabling too. Maybe I could even
select between two graphics cards?

I'm talking about Ubuntu 12.04 if that makes any difference.

Also (a secondary question), can I put the options in Windows boot
(BCD) in case of dual boot? I usually use Windows boot for dual booting, because disk fixing SW for Windows tend to overwrite the MBR removing the linux entry, but Linux SW doesn't remove Windows boot.

That is living by the conditions of the dummer one. ;-)

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Old 08-11-2013, 07:01 AM   #2
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This post (http://askubuntu.com/questions/10023...rub-boot-order) describes a GUI tool available to Ubuntu users via a PPA to manage GRUB.

From my understanding, you can use EasyBCD (http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/) to add Linux to BCD, but I have never used it and cannot speak for its abilities.
 
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You can also create the menuentry for Grub2 manually and put it in the /etc/grub.d/40_custom file and then run sudo update-grub.
 
Old 08-11-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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This post (http://askubuntu.com/questions/10023...rub-boot-order) describes a GUI tool available to Ubuntu users via a PPA to manage GRUB.

From my understanding, you can use EasyBCD (http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/) to add Linux to BCD, but I have never used it and cannot speak for its abilities.
That Groub customizer looks good. Thanks.
 
Old 08-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #5
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You can also create the menuentry for Grub2 manually and put it in the /etc/grub.d/40_custom file and then run sudo update-grub.
Maybe it'd be good idea to look at this too. Thanks.
 
Old 08-13-2013, 11:20 PM   #6
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The Grub customizer worked like charm!
Pretty easy to use.
 
  


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