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Old 06-08-2010, 04:51 AM   #1
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How to add entry to GRUB2 with 2 hard disks

I am a newbie !
I have two ide hard disks.
One with windows and other with ubuntu 10.04.
i want both windows and ubuntu in grub menu so what should i do ?
thanks in advance!!
Old 06-08-2010, 05:43 AM   #2
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1. plug in both hard drives.
2. it would be better if linux boots up, because linux use grub where you can add another OS
3. this another OS - windows is added to grub by selecting boot command and hard drive where os is located

edit as superuser:/boot/grub

my advice:try to sitck to single-OS as newbie as it is easier
Old 06-08-2010, 06:20 AM   #3
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Basically it depends. Is grub currently installed? Which OS does it currently boot / not boot? What distro? And other factors.

Technically speaking, the device has to appear in:

And an entry for the bootable item in:

How you get there from here and how that looks varies. Could be as simple as:
# dpkg-reconfigure grub2

Or something less cordial. If grub / grub2 is not currently installed, it gets even more tricky. More details would helps us help you.

Last edited by Shadow_7; 06-08-2010 at 06:21 AM.
Old 06-08-2010, 06:26 AM   #4
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Post Stay far away from Grub 2!!

I'v spent waaaaaay too much time trying to get grub 2 to work.

So I am just waiting until they get a decent version out finally.

Meanwhile, I'd just use the original grub (legacy) ver. 0.97-61

It does everything you want..

If you are using ext4 on any of your bootable partitions.. then you need to have a separate partition for grub files (kernels, initrds also).. which is an ext3 file system.

Either way, lettuce know

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