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Old 01-30-2007, 09:20 AM   #1
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Grub question...


I've installed a few versions of Linux, FC6, Ubuntu 6.10 and Suse 10.0. After every new Linux OS installed it would use that version of Grb. Suse was the last installed and currently the version of Grub that is being used. Now, I'm perfectly OK with it, but if I wanted to change the bootloader from Suse Grub to Ubuntu Grub, would I just load the Ubuntu Grub into the Windows MBR and map out all of the partitions with an operating system on it and update the menu.lst with all the operating system I'm loading?


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Most modern Linuces are going to have the same version (0.97) of GRUB. You can install GRUB from any of the Linux installs---and set it up to point to whatever directory you choose (for config and stage files)

From any Linux:
grub       starts the grub shell
root (hdX,Y)     tells GRUB where to find the /boot/grub directory with the config and stage files.  (Again, this can be any of the Linux installs)  If /boot/grub is on--eg--/dev/hda4, then you would enter (hd0,3) (grub counts from zero)
setup (hd0)    puts grub in the mbr
You should be able to simply copy the grub.conf (aka menu.lst) file to the directory which is the the new grub "home base"


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