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Old 11-16-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
bri_c
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recognising puppy in Grub


Hello, I have installed simplicity puppy lxpuppy64 that comes with the dos version of grub. My issue is that i have 3 other linux flavours and win7 on my HDD and when i installed puppy i let grub do it's thing which resulted in an information window pointing to the different naming conventions and that i may need to change my partition number that puppy is on from sda3 to sda4 on menu.lst. However, although all my OS's were listed when i rebooted, puppy would not boot fully (ending with kenel panic) without the cd inserted even though it was a full install. So using supergrub i booted into pearl linux and did a grub update but that never listed puppy at all. Is there some way i can add it to grub.cfg. as puppy only refers to menu.lst, or why it is not picked up by the grub update. Thanks for any help Brian
 
Old 11-16-2015, 01:04 PM   #2
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Did you make the change from sda3 to sda4? If so, what happened?
Never heard of pearl Linux. Is the link below what you have?

http://www.pearllinux.com/

Is this an MBR boot? Windows 7 should be although newer windows use UEFI. So which bootloader from which system do you have on the MBR?
If you actuall ran grub-update it wouldn't work as the actual command is update-grub which needs to be run as root user, maybe preceded by sudo. If Puppy has a menu.lst file, it is using Grub Legacy which is no longer being developed. Most current Linux systems use Grub2 which has a grub.cfg file, the Grub menu similar to menu.lst.

You could try an online search for 'bootinfoscript' and go to the site, download it and run it and post the output, a results.txt file here as it will provide more details on partition and boot files.
 
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Old 11-16-2015, 04:00 PM   #3
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I just ran into this situation last week, and the solution I found at this link helped me:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru...b2-bootloader/

I just added puppy to my computer whic already has Win7, Ubuntu, and Fedora. I can now boot any OS from the grub2 menu. bootinfoscript that yancek suggested would be a good way to look at your grub configuration and observe what grub is looking for.
 
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Old 11-16-2015, 05:14 PM   #4
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Grub on puppy

To Yancek the link to pearl linux you have is correct. It is the new pear linux and as far as i am concerned excellent. But back to my problem I used the link by Froster ,thank you it was excellent in explaining what file to edit.Brian.
 
  


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