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Old 06-16-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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How to Rescue a Non-booting GRUB 2 on Linux


How to Rescue a Non-booting GRUB 2 on Linux
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Thursday, 12 June 2014 15:46 Carla Schroder

Once upon a time we had legacy GRUB, the Grand Unified Linux Bootloader version 0.97. Legacy GRUB had many virtues, but it became old and its developers did yearn for more functionality, and thus did GRUB 2 come into the world.

GRUB 2 is a major rewrite with several significant differences. It boots removable media, and can be configured with an option to enter your system BIOS. It's more complicated to configure with all kinds of scripts to wade through, and instead of having a nice fairly simple /boot/grub/menu.lst file with all configurations in one place, the default is /boot/grub/grub.cfg. Which you don't edit directly, oh no, for this is not for mere humans to touch, but only other scripts. We lowly humans may edit /etc/default/grub, which controls mainly the appearance of the GRUB menu. We may also edit the scripts in /etc/grub.d/. These are the scripts that boot your operating systems, control external applications such as memtest and os_prober, and theming./boot/grub/grub.cfg is built from /etc/default/grub and /etc/grub.d/* when you run the update-grub command, which you must run every time you make changes.
 
Old 06-16-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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I like to install Grub2 standalone from any OS, and edit grub.cfg by hand. I'm weird like that.
 
Old 06-17-2014, 12:59 AM   #3
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good tutorial.
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