||12-12-2011 02:29 PM
I don't get it. What is the point of having an extra bootloader when you still have to use a different bootloader which can do the job for itself?
I use BING, I like it because it does what jefro mentioned, overcome limitations. I have all primary partitions (over ten on one drive), no chainloading, no fear of not being able to boot a distribution down the chain when a PBR up the chain is hooped. And best of all, it has wicked partition imaging capability, more partition tools than any other partition manager I have found. Only thing is, it's not free, but I know I won't be able to take the money with me later, it was a wise investment to make multi-booting stressless.
Originally Posted by catkin View Post
From GAG's tarball's instructions.html:
BEFORE INSTALLING GAG
If you have an operating system which needs a boot loader (like Linux or BSD, which needs GRUB), you must install it in the SuperBlock of the root partition. With GRUB, just type from a command line (as root):
Being root_partition your root partition, of course. An example: if /dev/sda7 is your root partition, just type:
With windows there's no special care.
So GRUB or lilo are still required
With windows there's no special care! Direct translation from the Spanish?
If one were to use Windows boot loader to boot Linux, grub or lilo still needs to be installed in the PBR (partition boot sector) of the Linux /boot partition.
With grub2, not sure about legacy grub, you need to force it to install grub in the PBR as such: grub-install /dev/sda7 --force
, for some reason, grub2 maintainer designed it in such a way to make you think it should be the only boot loader used by forcing users to just install it to the MBR and not PBR as you will get an error without the --force option. I will never give up BING, I will give up Linux first if I am not allowed to use a boot loader of my choice.