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Old 04-10-2003, 04:56 AM   #1
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quick and dirty guide on installing grub

this quick and dirty guide assumses you are using debian and you've installed grub using apt-get already and seperated at least the boot partition like described in this thread

cp -pr /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/ /boot/grub/
        grub --no-floppy
                find /grub/stage1
                root (hd2,5)
                setup (hd0)
I found the stage1 file on hd2,5 that's how the hd2,5 arives here. And of course I'd like to install the bootloader in the MBR of the 1st disk thus hd0.

now you should create a /boot/grub/menu.lst
               color           light-gray/blue yellow/brown
                default         0
                fallback        0
                password        --md5 your_md5_hashed_pw_here
                timeout         5

                title Debian 3.0r1 (Debian Kernel)
                        root (hd2,5)
                        kernel (hd2,5)/vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4 root=/dev/hdd5
This is just my preference here with colors and all. My root partition is hdd5 as you can see in in this thread.

So what's left yet?
Well you should set some more restrictive permissions on the directory /boot of course :-)

chmod o-rx /boot -R

any comments, questions, suggestions so far ?


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