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Old 09-20-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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Did not load grub to MBR


One has nothing to do with the other but I just recovered from a grub on existing MBR with fedora so with Mepis I choose not to install grub to MBR (which is Lenny) not thinking it would effect dual boot. If I can get to Mepis without the dual boot then please tell me how. If not what are my other options.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:46 AM   #2
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That doesn't make a lot of sense to me - makes it hard to answer.
Try expanding/clarifying your remarks - more (relevant) info is always good. Being cryptic doesn't help anyone.
 
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That doesn't make a lot of sense to me - makes it hard to answer.
Try expanding/clarifying your remarks - more (relevant) info is always good. Being cryptic doesn't help anyone.
Lets try again. Loaded Mepis to partition on HD shared with Lenny. Expecting to achieve a dual boot. For the first and only time I choose not to load grub to MBR and I did not get a dual boot. It booted to Lenny and partition editor shows me it is in fact residing on my HD. So if that is plain enough non withstanding my ineptitude at 77 years of age do you have a solution
 
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If you installed (Mepis) grub to the root partition, you can simply chainload from the Lenny loader. For grub, add the following to menu.lst on Lenny - adjust for partition as necessary
Code:
# Mepis on /dev/sda2.
title		Mepis
root		(hd0,1)
chainloader	+1
If you didn't install grub at all, you'll need to specify the kernel and initrd specifically - including partition as part of the path.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 01:19 AM   #5
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If you installed (Mepis) grub to the root partition, you can simply chainload from the Lenny loader. For grub, add the following to menu.lst on Lenny - adjust for partition as necessary
Code:
# Mepis on /dev/sda2.
title		Mepis
root		(hd0,1)
chainloader	+1
If you didn't install grub at all, you'll need to specify the kernel and initrd specifically - including partition as part of the path.
Thank you worked like a charm
 
  


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