Grub-1.97 problems

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 12 15:32:53 PST 2009


Dominic Ringuet wrote:
> I usually put grub on the mbr, then use around 100mb /boot as kernels bed.
>>From there it is possible to boot to any system/partition with any kernel.
> 
> AFAICS, this seems to be the most popular way to do.

I have a Compaq which just refuses to boot that way, and tries to
enter some kind of recovery mode. The BIOS likes to have a MicroSoft
MBR. So, I use the MBR to boot the XP boot loader, which is actually
pretty decent, and it chainloads GRUB.

As always,

YMMV

Mike
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