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Old 03-31-2008, 06:15 AM   #1
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How to edit Grub


Hi all

pls tel me how do i get to edit grub.conf file or /boot/grub/menu.lst file after booting thro' Supergrub/LiveCD?

I tried but was grappling to find a way out.

Please specify the complete path for this.

thanks
 
Old 03-31-2008, 06:21 AM   #2
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If you want too edit the grub file, you can use (in the shell that is) nano -w /boot/grub/grub.conf

or vim / emacs whichever app you like! But this is the normal way one would edit his grub file.
 
Old 03-31-2008, 06:21 AM   #3
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You'll have to tell us more about your setup. Do you have Linux installed on the hard drive? If so, then what version?

Are you using the Live CD to boot the installed Linux?

And maybe the most important question: What problem are you trying to solve?--ie why do you need to edit the config file?

The "booting" link below might help also.
 
Old 04-01-2008, 01:58 AM   #4
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through a live cd, first mount your boot partition to some directory for example:
Code:
mount /dev/hdb1 /boot
in this case /dev/hdb1 is the boot partition then /boot is the directory to mount on.

then edit the grub file there.

you can have more info where your boot files are located by doing or reading (in your local system and not livecd):
Code:
cat /etc/fstab
cat /proc/mounts
ls -l /boot
 
Old 04-03-2008, 08:07 AM   #5
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to edit grub

hi

actually while installing RHEL4.0 on my SATA HD i chose to install grub on 1st sector of SATA but after trying to do so 10-15 times, it messed up my XP & stopped booting.

so i tried Supergrub CD, fixing mbr & all stuff i could to rescue my XP, but failed

later on one of my seniors told me that RHEL4.0 requires drivers to get instlld on SATA. which i couldnt get on google.
Now I re-installd XP
& also trying out Freespire LiveCD (its GUI is beautiful)

actually i want to know the procedure of editing that devil grub which ate up my XP.

thats it

thanks a lot
 
Old 04-04-2008, 01:19 AM   #6
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have you tried the recovery console of a bootable install cd? and ran fixboot or fixmbr?.. that will surely erase your grub in mbr and will require you to install grub again.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 02:26 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by swisschock View Post
hi

actually i want to know the procedure of editing that devil grub which ate up my XP.
thanks a lot
Here is a great beginner friendly tutorial on grub:
http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p15.htm
 
  


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