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Old 10-16-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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Arch user wanted to help padawan learner install arch and use it


Does anyone fancy guiding me a bit on installing an arch system I have installed the base system on a separate hdd but I fucked up the grub configuration and now i need a little help. Any help is much appreciated.
-Thanks
 
Old 10-16-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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Why are you asking if someone will help? This is a _help forum_ so I would say that fact is implied. Just post your problem already...

You must be one of those folks who always says "Can I ask you a question?"
 
Old 10-16-2006, 05:26 PM   #3
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Can you blame a man for trying the lazy option....yes but it was worth a try was it not? If humans never tried the lazy options computers would not exist.

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Old 10-16-2006, 05:51 PM   #4
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Still not seeing a problem

Are you sure you want help?
 
Old 10-16-2006, 06:04 PM   #5
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cool sure, how would one boot into my system without grub working, i have an idea about using the install cd cos i remember something about booting into a broken system, and after one does boot into the os how would i edit grub to boot, my boot config because i'm only experimenting is to swap drives so i think the name is hdc or hdd. thanx -tom
 
Old 10-16-2006, 08:15 PM   #6
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OK, well it's been awhile. I am not sure if Arch is a true 'livecd' in the sense that you can boot your system and mount your current hard drives. AFAIC remember it is just an install CD. So: you may well have to get a knoppix or somesuch other livecd to do this.

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and after one does boot into the os how would i edit grub to boot, my boot config because i'm only experimenting is to swap drives so i think the name is hdc or hdd. thanx -tom
You need to mount the partition where your /boot lives. Depending on how you installed it may be a separate /boot partition, or it may be part of the root ie: '/' partition. Some livecd's will mount for you automatically (knoppix I think) and some you will have to do it manually.

After you manage to get it mounted, you can use any text editor to fix grub.conf, nano is easiest, vim is a bit harder if you don't know how to use it. As for the actual edits, I hope you know what you're doing as you still haven't really said what your problem is.

The more information you give, and the better you explain your problem, the easier it is for us to help you...
 
Old 10-16-2006, 09:35 PM   #7
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I'd be guessing the easiest way to do this would be to fire up the installer again, mount your partitions (don't format them), and skip down to the "install grub" step.
I'm pretty sure I've done this at some time in the past on Arch.

I agree witht the comments above - only you will know how you are changing your system. Hit the GNU site for the grub manual.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 09:57 PM   #8
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for as long as the base install takes, I'd just run it again. For help with the rest of the install, Arch has an awesome wiki! Everything you need to know is there
Good Luck, Arch is a great OS!
 
Old 10-18-2006, 12:06 AM   #9
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Linux_chick is right to suggest taking a look at the wiki. There's this page which is probably what you were thinking of how to fix things using the install cd.
 
Old 10-18-2006, 04:02 PM   #10
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thanx for the help, arch has such a large amount of documentation!!
 
  


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