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Old 06-12-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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updating GRUB in Scientific Linux 6.4 or Live Ubuntu 13.04

I've been working on dual booting Windows 7 and Scientific Linux 6.4 on my computer (HP Pavilion dv6 with i686 processor and nvidia GEFORCE GT graphics card), and I've run into some trouble with the actual dual boot part.

I couldn't install SL6.4 originally because I got a warning that said "Disks sda, sdb contain BIOD RAID metadata, but are not part of any recognized BIOS RAID sets. Ignoring disks sda, sdb."

I followed the instructions from asymptoticFault on this page After I deleted the metadata, I was then able to put SL6.4 on the parition. I ran into the same problem as asymptoticFault with GRUB, but, I think since I was only using a live version of Ubuntu, I was unable to use "update-grub" because "error-failed to get canonical path of /cow".

I tried to follow the instructions from but, perhaps since I an using SL6.4 instead of Ubuntu, when I try to bind the directories (the really long command), the terminal returns " ".

So, can anyone help me update GRUB from the properly installed SL6.4? Or, alternatively, help me update GRUB from live Ubuntu?

Old 06-13-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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are you installing sl6 to the second drive ? sdb

also ubuntu is using grub2 and NOT the grub-legacy ( grub 0.97 ) that sl6 is using

the instructions for grub2 will NOT work for the legacy grub in sl6

for sl6 you can use the Redhat6 documentation
the CentOS wiki for centos6

and of course the sl page and forum
-- docs
-- forum ( very low traffic )

if installing to sdb
how did you resize the win7 install ?
or is this a brand new drive
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Thanks for the reply, John VV!!

I installed sl6 on sda. I used the Windows Disk Management program to shrink in C: drive and create an extended partition, and then I used GParted in Ubuntu to create boot, swap, and root logical partitions from there.

This is not a brand new drive.


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