I recently had to touch into Windows for school work. After installing it to a hard drive, it some how did some "repairs" at boot which it then messed up the MBR and grub boot loader on my linux drive. Now when I boot the linux system it gives me a Windows boot error. I ran a live cd and mounted the drive and everything is still there even the /boot/grub directory.
The best guide I've found to manually configuring grub is the Good Doctor's thread: Manage multiple distros with grub2. The main thing to note there is to remove the executable bit (chmod -x) from 30_os-prober after it has written all the distros to your grub file.
GRUB 2 is a powerful and sophisticated boot loader. Most Linux distros have migrated to it by now. But I resisted.
In the first place, I never disliked Legacy GRUB. But beyond that, I didn't really need any of the new things GRUB 2 brought to me. I tried to like it. I installed and used it in Fedora 12 and 13 way before it became the default in Fedora 16. I used it in Debian and Ubuntu.
Hey all, I've had my triple boot working for a while, but every time I booted up Windows, it's given me the Grub loader first. This hasn't bothered me until this week. I started a programming (C++) class, and to simplify things, I installed VMWare Fusion.
The hard drive will not boot. I have tried super grub disk to boot opensuse 11.1 and to restore grub to mbr. No success. I can mount the drive with a live disk and all the files are ok. Grub file is located in /boot/grub/menu.lst. I must be using super grub disk incorrectly. I am sure the boot loader is installed on the mbr and the menu.lst is in sda2.
I'm trying to set up a vagrant box and I'm running with all sort of troubles. Right now I'm getting a strange error message where it states there's a stack trace file with more info, but that file is no where to be found.
damo wrote:Best guide to Grub I've found is right here! The Good Doctor's guide to Managing Multiple Distros with GRUBBasically it involves editing one or more of the nn_ files in /etc/grub.d/, then chmod -x some of them(Or you could get the gui grub-customizer from ubuntu ppa/launchpad )Thanks for the reply!Well, GRUB looks a lot better now!Still, how do I start crunchbang without X?