Neat, ty, went over to syslinux without any issue. And I can go ahead and pacman -R grub from my system now right?
on 11/06/2012 – Made popular on 11/06/2012
Of course you can edit the grub.cfg manually. But you're probably looking for this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GR … ious_entryPS: If you miss GRUB Legacy, Syslinux is very similar: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Be … bootloaderAnd don't forget to mark it as solved.
Perhaps you can try to install it from the AUR? https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=61033I haven't checked if their still is a package in the official repositories. Then again, perhaps you might switch to Syslinux instead of Grub. http://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/x86_64/syslinux/Cheers
@smcsw2000: I suspect whether you need gptfdisk in the 1st place. If you used grub-0.97 before and are trying to install syslinux, your system should have been MBR, since grub-0.97 (Arch pkg) did not support GPT.
palomaamatias wrote:BTW what happened to this pimped out GRUB-Menu that I had on my previous install? Is it GRUB Legacy maybe?It says to press Tab... GRUB Legacy/GRUB 2 do not have such function.I think you mean the one from the ISO.
zaza224 wrote:After installing new kernel with pacman -U you just need to add a new line to grub menu.lst pointing to it and rebootHow would you go about doing this in syslinux instead of grub?Whoa there, get your shotguns, the zombies are coming!!Seriously, welcome to the Arch forums zaza224 Please familiarize yourself with our forum guidelines, in particular the topic about waking the dead
Have you thought about trying syslinux? I was a grub user and when grub2 came about I used it for a while, and thought it was rediculously complex for being the bootloader of choice for a community that touts simplicity over all else. Syslinux makes me feel like I still have the original grub. (Though I use it only as a backup to UEFI)
Did you perhaps run into the problem described on this page?https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pa … ning_toolsIt says:Note: The first partition created by cfdisk starts at sector 63, instead of the usual 2048. This will cause problems with grub2. grub-legacy and syslinux should work fine.