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Old 01-14-2004, 01:13 AM   #1
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Question Upgrading GRUB


Hi,

I'd like to know if it's possible to upgrade GRUB. The GRUB that comes with Mandrake 9.2 seems to be an old version that doesn't support splashimages and I was wondering if I could upgrade it to 0.93. If so, what do I do? Do I just unzip the tarball, and do the usual ./configure, make, make install? Or does it have its own way?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 06:57 AM   #2
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Where is your current grub? It should be in /boot/grub, that's the logical place for it. So what I would do is this:
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
make install
cp /usr/share/grub/i386-pc/stage{1,2} /boot/grub

Then to install on your MBR:
grub
root (hd0,0) ***NB hd0,0 should be replaced with the hd label of your root partition***
setup (hd0) ***NB hd0 should be changed if your primary drive is anything but hda (although it probably isn't)***
quit

Easy as that. But as always, keep a boot disc handy when messing around with your MBR.
Guy

Edit: The line "setup (hd0)" is the bit that installs to your MBR. That's the point of no return. Just so you know.

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Old 01-18-2004, 01:27 AM   #3
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Has anyone ever tried this before? I want to know what problems I might expect.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 11:12 AM   #4
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The only problem you might get is a clash with your old version. You could either uninstall it, or make sure you install the new one in a different place before installing it in the MBR.
 
  


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