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Old 04-20-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Grub Without Linux

I have windows xp on the first partition, making it hd0, with an ext2 partition somewhere

I have a Suse 10.0 install disk, and i want grub off of it

I know enough to get to the rescue part and then try things like
grub install (hd0)
install hd0
I end up an error saying it can't find some directory, i realize it needs to put a menu.lst file somewhere, prefferebly on an ntfs partition

I only have slax for linux, but it can't compile grub source code, so could someone walk me through grub's installation?
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No. Menu.lst doesn't go to NTFS. It belongs in /boot/grub subdirectory of the Linux partition that contains /boot directory.

Go to, and download a copy of the grub manual. It has step by step instructions on how to install grub: either to the MBR or the Primary drive, or to the Linux partition (in which case you will have to configure ntloader to pass the boot process to grub, or a boot disk of some kind).
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A hint (but not detailed enough to skip reading the manual)

You can install GRUB without Linux, but GRUB still needs a partition where it finds the boot loader.

You should create a small partition which contains the GRUB files. This partition remains invisible for the other OS once it has booted. But you need a place to store GRUB.



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