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Old 12-19-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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Arrow Installed Salix, not showing on GRUB.


Hi again Friends.

Toshiba/Celeron/multiboot

I just installed Salix KDE. The install went well, afaIk...

Salix does not appear on the grub, and I in fact have no way of knowing if it even exists on my machine. I have not checked anything via the console. I do not know how.

All other OS's on the HDD are present on the grub, and are unaffected.

I am running Kubuntu 10.04 LTS currently.

Please teach me how to use my console to check my install and make that install visible, and operable.

Thank you.
Hare Krishna
 
Old 12-19-2010, 06:28 PM   #2
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Run grub-update from Kubuntu. (I'm assuming it is the one that handles grub).
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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Thank you, bon. But I don't know how to do that, even...

I pretty much need to be told exactly what to enter in console, and what to look for, and what to post here. I should know some of this by now, but I can be a lazy note-taker...
 
Old 12-19-2010, 07:28 PM   #4
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OK. Try this. Open Kubuntu and press alt+F2. It will have a dialog asking for a command. Type "konsole" It will open a terminal.

You're on the terminal. Type "sudo grub-update" and enter your password. That's it.

PS. Don't type the quote marks.
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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I actually did this on my own over an hour ago, and also just now. Here is the result:

Quote:
honeybear@honeybear-craptop:~$ sudo grub-update
[sudo] password for honeybear:
sudo: grub-update: command not found
honeybear@honeybear-craptop:~$
 
Old 12-19-2010, 08:03 PM   #6
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It is

Quote:
sudo update-grub
Not

Quote:
sudo grub-update
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2

Last edited by rokytnji; 12-19-2010 at 08:06 PM.
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:05 PM   #7
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It is
Quote:
sudo update-grub
Sorry, two minutes too late
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:13 PM   #8
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Oh Sorry for the wrong command. I use LILO and have a bad memory, probably shouldn't have partied so much when I was a teenager.
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:14 PM   #9
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Hee hee! No problem!

My result:

Quote:
honeybear@honeybear-craptop:~$ sudo update-grub
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-26-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-26-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS (10.04) on /dev/sda2
Found Gentoo Base System release 2.0.1 on /dev/sda6
Found Slackware Linux (Slackware 13.1.0) on /dev/sda7
done
honeybear@honeybear-craptop:~$
I assume this went well? Time to reboot and find my Salix? (Salix would be the Slackware-based entry)
 
Old 12-19-2010, 08:20 PM   #10
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Also, should I start a new thread if I want help to remove "garbage" (double entries) from my grub list, or, is there a good one already running?

Anyway, that's my next task.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 08:33 PM   #11
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Yeah, Better to start a new thread for editing Grub 2 (no simple task) I abhor grub 2 to the point that I even use Grub Legacy whenever possible and if not. Then grub4dos even.

Kernel removal may be required also.
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:39 PM   #12
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New thread. Install Grub legacy or LILO. Much better than the script-mess-fest.
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #13
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OK no-thanks! I can live with a messy grub menu.
And, Im on Salix Yeaaaahhh! Thanks, everyone :-)
 
  


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