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.
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.
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?
Well, I am back to square one, just this time it is worse.Last night I managed to restore proper grub with Rescatux auto restore. However, after that I decided to install windows XP on a spare partition, which of course overwrote MBR. I though I will be able to restore it again with Rescatux, but no. I can't. All it gave me was GRUB prompt in place of grub boot menu.But there's more.
I hope some of you can help me, I'm looking for a way to create backup images, and restore them directly from grub's boot options.
I'm asking this cause I've already seen a system set up like that on a machine once, and although I tried to reproduce it, I've failed, furthermore I haven't found material on the internet which mentioned anything about it.
I am trying to install grub-pc's primary boot loader to the MBR and I am repeatedly failing even though I am using the right command syntax. For some weird reason, update-grub is creating repeated menu items pointing at the same installation.
Before I run grub-setup, I mounted the partition containing the /boot/grub directory. This was mounted on /mnt/sda1.