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Old 02-27-2006, 12:58 PM   #1
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Question Grub 0.97 issues on slackware - grub-install is very slow, & updating menu.lst fails

I'm switching my Slackware 10.2 system over to Grub 0.97. (Grub 2 won't install - will save that for a later post if everyone says "go to 2" . . . )

Two issues I'm seeing:
grub-install --root-directory=/boot /dev/sda
takes forever to run - feels like 5 minutes or more.
(System is a Tyan dual 3GHz Opteron box at work, Adaptec hostraid turned off.)

The other issue - when I update /boot/grub/menu.lst, nothing happens if I reboot.
I have to run through rebuilding/re-installing grub to get the changes to take affect.
That can't be right, can it?!?
I installed it in the mbr, configured it with --enable-preset-menu=/boot/grub/menu.lst

Any tips or suggestions? Been googling with no luck.
Old 02-27-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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skip the --root-directory=/boot thing
It installs by default to /boot - if you give this argument grub will be installed to /boot/boot/grub instead of just /boot/grub
this might also be the reason why your changes to the config-file where not present - you editet /boot/grub/menu.lst - but the one where you installed grub to is now at /boot/boot/grub/menu.lst

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