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Re: Can GRUB ever get the boot? + boot menu for common maintenance tasks



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:

> It does not really depend on a given OS, but it does need to know
> where its files are. When you wipe out /boot, you usually wipe out
> the files Grub needs. (The menu and stage 2.) Now, there files do
> not have to be stored on a Linux file system. You could store them
> on a separate file system. I know there is a stage 1.5 for FAT file
> systems, but I don't think there is one for NTFS. (I could be wrong
> there.)

this is why one should consider using a partition for '/boot'.

> It is fairly simple to add a Grub menu entry for that. You just add
> vga=<mode> or vga=ask to a normal menu entry.

have a look at;
http://www.linuxquestions.org/blog/archtoad6-147095/2007/12/29/vga-resolution-codes-for-grub-and-lilo-830/
for screen ration values.

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