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Old 09-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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[Grub] booting live usb sectors in an extended partition

Hey guys, as you can see in the title I've got a question for you today. This is also my first post on the forums!

First of all, this is how my external hdd looks like right now:
current state
(you may ignore the internal HDD windows 7)

EDIT: I managed to install grub2 on a primary partition (of ~50Mb) independently from any operating system. Configuring grub.cfg on my own (no auto-generation) did the job very well.

For people looking how to install gub independently like I did (Linux required, I used Ubuntu):
  • install the grub-pc package
    sudo apt-get install grub-pc
  • add a partition using any tool you want. I used GParted from one of my ubuntu live usb sticks. label: Grub, space: no more than 50Mb, file system: ext2, flag as boot.
  • open up your terminal and invoke the following command:
    sudo grub-install --root-directory=/media/Grub /dev/sd?
    where ? stands for the hard drive digit.
  • Hopefully the installation will be successful (otherwise make sure your hard drive is mounted) and you'll only have to do one more thing: create your own grub.cfg file in /media/Grub/boot/grub/ and set up your personal config.

eg: result


Last edited by Shiouen; 09-16-2013 at 06:15 AM.
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