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Old 06-05-2010, 09:05 AM   #1
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I have a dual boot system with Windows7, Ubuntu 10.04. I installed Mandriva on external HDD. It installed its Grub and removed Grub installed by Ubuntu. I managed to restore Ubuntu Grub with a live cd. Need to know how I can fix Mandriva and boot in from HDD without reinstalling its Grub over Ubuntu's.



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Try this
I remove Mandriva and reinstalled Ubuntu Grub 2.0
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Hi, you should be able to install grub on both drives, chained/linked to each other.

With Mandriva, I know I can use grub to boot an external hdd.

Similarly, I have winxp (sdb1) Mandriva (sda1), and for quite some time I had a reat-time kernel on sdc1.

The mandriva tools for setting up grub, the boot loader, automatically searches and lists all the OS's installed on the system.
Just use "MCC/boot/setup boot system/next/Add and follow the prompts".
With the click of a button I can add or remove the reference to any of these OS's.

No rebooting required.

Notice that the namenclature is different, first drive = hd0,n, where n = partition number.

/boot/grub/menu.lst.example (you need root access to edit and save this file)

timeout 10
color 2
splashimage (hd0,4)/grub/mdv-grub_splash.xpm.gz
default 0
viewport 3 2 77 22
shade 1

title 2611-8
kernel (hd0,4)/vmlinuz-2.6.11-8mdk root=/dev/hda6 resume=/dev/hda1
initrd (hd0,4)/initrd-2.6.11-8mdk.img
I hope this gives you something to look for, Regards Glenn


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