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Old 01-24-2006, 08:39 AM   #1
Paulsuk
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grub-set-default missing


Hi,

I need to try out a new kernel version on my home server, which unfortunately has no monitor, keyboard etc.

Having looked at the grub manual, it looks like I can use the fallback system to boot the current kernel if the new one fails.

I've set it all up as the manual says, but when I try to invoke grub-set-default, I find the command is missing!

Can anyone tell me where I get it / how I compile it, please?

Thanks.

Paul

LFS 6.0
grub 0.95
 
Old 01-25-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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you don't dl and compile a command.

this should be in the grub package already on your sys.

i'm not familiar with that command.. but it sounds like you are involking it wrong.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 04:34 PM   #3
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I hate to disagree with the experts, but, in effect, you DO d/l and compile commands...

When you type something on the keyboard, it's either a shell command, or an executable. In the case of the former, when you compile bash, you compile the command. In the case of the latter, compiling from source creates the executable.

To all intents and purposes, whether the typing invokes an internal shell command or an executable is irrelevant.

Moving on, I'm using lfs, so nothing is "already on my sys" and everything has been compiled from scratch. The command / utility / executable is mentioned in the grub manual, so should be there.....

Paul
 
Old 02-08-2006, 08:18 PM   #4
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i understand-- i was generally speaking that most os's come with the base system in binarys.. so when people think 'compile' they think a program, not a function or command of the os.

how is going with lfs? i'm trying bootcd, which allows you to take your 'everyday' working os-- 'while' you are still in it, burnit to a livecd, which can then be installed as well!

good luck, let us know how it goes
 
  


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