Re: Installing GRUB or not
- From: Victor Roberts <xxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 13:22:57 -0400
On Thu, 30 Mar 2006 02:03:11 +0100, "W.A.B.Evans"
"Bit Twister" <BitTwister@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i meldingSuppose you had many different Linux (and other) installations
On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 13:23:34 +0100, Dankert wrote:
During install of Fedora 5 one is given the option not to install the
boot loader.If the user chose to do so, how would he then go about to
When you install grub, say into the MBR, it will boot the default OS
you set during grub setup.
Now when you want to pick an OS, just hit Esc (escape key) and arrow
up/down to pick whatever OSs you told grub about.
Then hit carriage return key.
Okay, maybe it's my bad english that has caused some confusion.The question
was how to boot into the linux OS if the user choose NOT to install GRUB
during the installation process?I have my reason not to install GRUB, and
can'tt see why this option is available during installation if there is no
way to boot otherwise.
on your PC and had previously done a grub "menu.lst" file to access all
of them. Then when you add another installation (say) it is far easier
to leave GRUB unaltered as it was and, later, to edit your GRUB menu.lst
to enable access to your new installation. There is no need to do a
"grub-install" command afterwards - just adding an entry into the
"menu.lst" is sufficient.
Hope this helps,
I missed the original message in this thread, but the
options on the FC5 Grub installation menu are not worded
I was adding FC5 on its own hard drive to a system that had
Windows 2000 on /dev/ hda. I did not want Grub to overwrite
the MBR of /dev/hda. The options presented were install
Grub on the MBR on /dev/hda or not install it at all. I
chose :not install" the first time and then could not boot.
The second time around I choose "Install to the MBR of
/dev/hda" after checking the "Advanced Boot Options" box.
(And then held my breath.) On the next screen I could then
choose to install Grub to EITHER the MBR of /dev/hda of the
boot sector of my FC5 installation, which was on /dev/hdb.
It sure would have been nice if the first menu indicated
that installing Grub on the MBR of /dev/hda was not the only
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