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Old 11-30-2006, 08:20 AM   #1
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building GRUB (or anything else)


Well, probably, it's a simple question.
I downloaded GRUB 1.95 source code and wanted to build it. In INSTALL, there is a note that it requires certain components.
Okay, I have RHEL v4 fully installed, but do not know what I have and what I don't have.
So I tried to run configure, and it required some LZ0 library (version 1.05 or above).
Would anyone tell where I can get it. Or where can I get a fully built working GRUB 1.95?
And if I get that library, how many more will I have to search for to get configure working? And where to look for them?
And why at gnu.org they only got the source code version?
 
Old 11-30-2006, 08:27 AM   #2
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you already HAVE grub working just fine. you couldn't be *in* rhel4 if you didn't as it is it's default boot loader.

if you're just getting used to linux you should not need to compile *ANYTHING*. if you think you do, chance are you're reading the wrong information.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 08:35 AM   #3
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Hey dude,

Why do you want to build a GRUB in the first place? It comes by default. There is absolutely no head-banging you need to do, but you do need to install Linux with the most common options of course.

The Grand Unified Boot-loader (GRUB) is the first screen that you encounter with line like:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 2.6.9-22 (or something like that - varies from distros-to-distros).

So don't lose sleep on that, okay dude :-)!
 
Old 11-30-2006, 10:58 AM   #4
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OP wants to install the **newest** GRUB---What will become version 2.
(With v. 1 stuck at 0.97 for past umpteen years, do we believe that 2.0 will ever happen?...sorry, mind wandering.)

To the original question:
  • If you search in Google using the exact name of the missing library, you should find it.
  • No guarantee how many libraries you will have to hunt for--expecially using a relatively old distro.
  • Pre-built binary---search Google
  • Why doesn't GNU release binaries---Still in development??
 
Old 11-30-2006, 11:12 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by pixellany
OP wants to install the **newest** GRUB---What will become version 2.
I don't think so, i think it's more a case of confusino and misinformation.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 07:15 AM   #6
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Allright, I see I'm not doing the right thing.
I liked GRUB so much (after working with other boorloaders) that I wanted to install the latest version. I misunderstood the fact that 1.95 is just a pre-release/unstable/in_whatever_else_way_unready version.
So I'll finish wasting time and use my GRUB 0.95.

Sorry, I confused LZO(-o) with LZ0(-zero) and therefore was unable to google the LZO library.

Last edited by vic11r; 12-01-2006 at 07:16 AM.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 08:22 PM   #7
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I have once built Grub 0.97 into every BSD I could lay my hand on.

It is a 10 minutes job by following Appendix A of the Grub Manual. Think there are only 4 to 5 lines of terminal commands to type.

Personally I couldn't name any improvement 0.97 Grub may need apart from the recognition of USB devices.

The last task I set for Grub was to boot 2 Vista without the need to install a Linux and it passed with flying colour.

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