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Bhakta Neal 12-19-2010 06:25 PM

Installed Salix, not showing on GRUB.
Hi again Friends.


I just installed Salix KDE. The install went well, afaIk...

Salix does not appear on the grub, and I in fact have no way of knowing if it even exists on my machine. I have not checked anything via the console. I do not know how.

All other OS's on the HDD are present on the grub, and are unaffected.

I am running Kubuntu 10.04 LTS currently.

Please teach me how to use my console to check my install and make that install visible, and operable.

Thank you.
Hare Krishna

bonixavier 12-19-2010 06:28 PM

Run grub-update from Kubuntu. (I'm assuming it is the one that handles grub).

Bhakta Neal 12-19-2010 06:56 PM

Thank you, bon. But I don't know how to do that, even...

I pretty much need to be told exactly what to enter in console, and what to look for, and what to post here. I should know some of this by now, but I can be a lazy note-taker...

bonixavier 12-19-2010 07:28 PM

OK. Try this. Open Kubuntu and press alt+F2. It will have a dialog asking for a command. Type "konsole" It will open a terminal.

You're on the terminal. Type "sudo grub-update" and enter your password. That's it.

PS. Don't type the quote marks.

Bhakta Neal 12-19-2010 08:00 PM

I actually did this on my own over an hour ago, and also just now. Here is the result:


honeybear@honeybear-craptop:~$ sudo grub-update
[sudo] password for honeybear:
sudo: grub-update: command not found

rokytnji 12-19-2010 08:03 PM

It is


sudo update-grub


sudo grub-update

jkirchner 12-19-2010 08:05 PM

It is

sudo update-grub
Sorry, two minutes too late :)

bonixavier 12-19-2010 08:13 PM

Oh Sorry for the wrong command. I use LILO and have a bad memory, probably shouldn't have partied so much when I was a teenager.

Bhakta Neal 12-19-2010 08:14 PM

Hee hee! No problem!

My result:


honeybear@honeybear-craptop:~$ sudo update-grub
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-26-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-26-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS (10.04) on /dev/sda2
Found Gentoo Base System release 2.0.1 on /dev/sda6
Found Slackware Linux (Slackware 13.1.0) on /dev/sda7
I assume this went well? Time to reboot and find my Salix? (Salix would be the Slackware-based entry)

Bhakta Neal 12-19-2010 08:20 PM

Also, should I start a new thread if I want help to remove "garbage" (double entries) from my grub list, or, is there a good one already running?

Anyway, that's my next task.

rokytnji 12-19-2010 08:33 PM

Yeah, Better to start a new thread for editing Grub 2 (no simple task) I abhor grub 2 to the point that I even use Grub Legacy whenever possible and if not. Then grub4dos even.

Kernel removal may be required also.

bonixavier 12-19-2010 08:39 PM

New thread. Install Grub legacy or LILO. Much better than the script-mess-fest.

Bhakta Neal 12-19-2010 08:46 PM

OK no-thanks! I can live with a messy grub menu.
And, Im on Salix Yeaaaahhh! Thanks, everyone :-)

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