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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:17 pm    Post subject: Tips for GRUB and Dualbooting Gentoo/XP on a Dell Laptop Reply with quote

The Laptop came with a small FAT16 "Dell Diagnostic" partition, which is where I decided to keep my boot directory.

Initially /boot was on a seperate partition, so:
- mount the old boot partition
Code:
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/boot

- mount the new boot partition
Code:
mount /dev/hda1 /boot

- copy the grub directory
Code:
cp -R /mnt/boot/grub /boot

- This will barf because of the sylinks. Clean this up
Code:
cd /boot/grub; rm menu.lst; ln -sf grub.conf menu.lst;

- and make sure that /boot/boot is a symlink to '.' and not a dir

Many thanks to these threads:
Grub: no menu, but I can boot with the kernel command
grub oddities [solved]
Grub command line only, doesn't recognize menu [SOLVED]
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