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Re: Using GRUB2 to access/change GRUB legacy partitions

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Using GRUB2 to access/change GRUB legacy partitions
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 10:20:08 +0200
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Philip Rhoades wrote:
> People,
> I have a Gateway LT30 netbook that I am using for on the road that
> does everything I want:
> - WiFi
> - Broadband Wireless
> with Fedora 13 - except:
> - sound input is a problem (maybe it is a faulty microphone but I am
> not sure
> - F13 is a bit slow on this little computer
> so I have been checking out LOTS of the other distros.  F13 uses GRUB
> legacy.  Most of the other distros have a problem either installing or
> actually running and some use GRUB2.  GRUB2 imports all the setup
> stuff I have for GRUB legacy on F13 (/dev/sda1) but if I want to
> simply delete the new distro from it's partition and go back to F13
> with GRUB legacy, I have to boot on an F13 Live CD and run GRUB from a
> shell to reset the system to boot from the /dev/sda1 (hd0,0)
> partition.  After doing this a lot I am wondering if there isn't an
> easier way of doing it?  Shouldn't I be able to restore the original
> setup from the newly installed distro running GRUB2?  (I have Googled
> and looked through the GRUB mail archives).
This isn't a tech support list. Please use address@hidden or IRC #grub.
> Thanks,
> Phil.

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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