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Old 05-02-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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Remote dual booting

I seek a solution to allow switching from windows to linux and back from a remote pc.
I guess I can change the default value to point to windws in linux.
I still need to be able to change that value from windows - to allow boot to linux.
I couldnt get a driver to read the EXT2 /boot partition. can I put /boot/grub/grub.conf on a fat partition?

Old 05-02-2006, 08:16 PM   #2
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you can use the grub configfile command
check out the grub manual...
i haven't tried this but it looks like you can load a config file from anywhere.
so you'd have a /boot/grub/menu.lst with something like

configfile (hdx,y)/grub/config

where (hdx,y) is your fat partition
this should mean you wouldn't have to change your boot partition, just add menu.lst with a single line in it, and remove your existing grub.conf, else it will load that by default instead of menu.lst

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