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Re: Selecting correct device for multiboot

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: Selecting correct device for multiboot
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:35:02 +0200
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At Sun, 13 Jun 2004 20:52:00 +0200,
Johan Sch wrote:
> I am a grub user.
> Now I usually install grub in the HD mbr if over-written by another instal 
> like this..
> # grub
> grub>grub root (hd0,0)
> grub>setup (hd0)
> This time there was a error.
> So I read the GRUB instructions (hardcopy) which is quite extensive.
> Found another command..
> grub>find /boot/grub/stage1
> Now this gives 4 different devices with stage1 .. see below please. This is 
> because I have various installs using grub.
> Again I studied the instructions .. but .. for me it is not clear which is 
> which.. should the wrong setup be given the writing will be in the wrong 
> place .. probably creating more chaos.
> Now what worries me is what would the correct command for setup be to use 
> hd0,0 mbr and hd0,9 stage1.
> Please could I get some pointers here..
>  for the above short way .. long way see bottom..note.
> grub> root (hd0,0)
>  Filesystem type is fat, partition type 0xc
> grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
>  (hd0,5)
>  (hd0,9).............this is the one I want to use.
>  (hd1,4)
>  (hd1,8)

You've to say root (hd0,9) then. But it's better to use grub-install,
because it has some workarounds for bugs in Linux.

Jeroen Dekkers

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