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Re: Alternative booting

Karl Larsen wrote:
Grub is bad period! I used a rescue cd and when up I typed grub and it came up after a while and I typed this:

grub> root (hd1,5)

it said it was a linux partition

This should be where your /boot partition is. And it is best to use the 1st partition, especially on older PCs where the bios may not be able to boot from cylinders about 1024.

grub> setup (hd1)

here it wrote out a lot of things that included that it was putting stage 1 on (hd1). I assumbed wrong that grub would use stage 1 on (hd1) but it refuses to use it!

   Grub will not ever boot from a stage 1 on (hd1) period.

It isn't up to grub to load the 1st stage. Bios has to do that, and if your bios does let you boot from your second drive it will remap it as drive 0 for stage 1 to make bios requests.

To get grub to work I will have to put a stage 1 on the new (hd0) hard drive. What a stupid system!

That's a bios issue. Grub will happily install things where you tell it. You might be installing a disk that you are planning to move to a different position or computer.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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