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Old 04-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Dual booting ( Grub vs grub2 )


I am using Debian squeeze... this uses Grub2, but i have a spare partition in which i would like to install a distro which uses grub 1.x ( Ubuntu hardy ) because i have a proprietary app that no matter what i do with Ubuntu libraries installes in non default prefixes, and updated LD_LIBRARY, refuses to run in squeeze...

My problem is :

In case I install the thing in my free partition, it will b0rk my MBR with its own grub, copying the contents of the existing OS/partitions into its menu... but can Hardy's Grub boot Squeeze... ? or differently, can Squeeze's Grub boot Hardy...?

In case i wish Squeeze's grub to be the active one how do i do...?



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Old 04-15-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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Here is one of the best tutorials I have found and explains it better than I ever could. Grub2 will boot everything that grub legacy will. If you have grub2 and legacy over-writes the mbr just run update-grub.


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Old 04-16-2011, 05:30 PM   #3
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Hi Larry


I solved this... no need to install Hardy... the app runs allright in Squeeze...

the problem was just a couple of 32 bits libs related to Nvidia... it's fine now...


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