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Old 12-21-2010, 12:29 PM   #61
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And another odd question:

Can I make a partition JUST for GRUB, so that grub is not compromised whenever this situation arises:

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...try to repair the MBR for some reason (by running fdisk /MBR from DOS prompt), you will erase the GRUB and render all systems listed in the menu.lst unbootable. (Quoted from GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial @ http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub.html)
...and so that the current situation (with installing Suse) can be remedied...

???
 
Old 12-21-2010, 01:35 PM   #62
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... I will want to install GRUB in the MBR??? Is the MBR generally where I should put Grub anyway?
there has to be a bootloader installed in the MBR of your /dev/sda . This bootloader can start either all Operatingsystems or another bootloader installed on in the Bootsector of a partition, for example /dev/sda1. If you want to start Windows, you have such a situation, look at my example from my system how Windows is started.
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Am i reading correctly, that I can install grub from my Kubuntu LiveCD???
That should be possible, but be aware, if installing Grub legacy, that there must be anywhere a menu.lst file in an installed distribution.

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Old 12-21-2010, 01:41 PM   #63
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try to repair the MBR for some reason (by running fdisk /MBR from DOS prompt),
Don't ever repair an MBR from dos (with a Windows-CD) this is nonsense!!! Look here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...he-mbr-850261/

One can clean the MBR with
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dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=446 count=1
and then reinstall Grub or Lilo respectively.

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Old 12-21-2010, 01:44 PM   #64
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Look at this tutorial: http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/4269/1/

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Old 12-21-2010, 03:05 PM   #65
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Man, you rock!

But I ended up fixing everything by...

Backing my FAT32 files, Gparted and zapped all partitions, except my faithful Kubuntu. Then I re-partitioned (with more organization this time), and finally re-installed Ubuntu on a partition, so that I'd get a bootloader back.

Can't find a legacy to work with. The Ub's n Kub's have grub2.

And, Im not so sure how to get to the proper console for executing the grub commands.

Noobz... hee hee!

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Old 12-22-2010, 04:13 AM   #66
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...Can't find a legacy to work with. The Ub's n Kub's have grub2...
it seems you'll have to give Grub 2 a try. Read the documentation carefully, it is different from Grub 0.9?
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And, Im not so sure how to get to the proper console for executing the grub commands.
just open a terminal. The preliminaries which where necessary when you chrooted into your environment are now not necessary.

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