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jae30001
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 9:24 pm    Post subject: Quick question for a bootloader garu | Dual Boot WIN Reply with quote

Question has two parts.. and i have conf included below

Anyone firmilliar with in terms: "Great Looking" Boot Loader?

My intentions are to setup a dual boot With Gentoo_3.12.20_AMD64 and WINDOWS7_64.

Now setting up grub my partitions are setup as fo:
/dev/sda1 == /boot
/dev/sda2 ==WINDOWS7
/dev/sda3 == NTFS FileSystem Docs
/dev/sda5 == Linux Swap
/dev/sda6 == ext4 Documents Partition
/dev/sda7 == Root Partition

How would this be setup in grub? And is there a way to get grub to look.. how would i say, awesome? lol
(hd,0) == boot?
(hd,1) == Windows?
(hd,4) == Root partition?


######################## GRUB.CONF ###################

default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title Gentoo Linux genkernel 3.12.20
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86_64-3.12.20-gentoo root=/dev/ram0 real_root=/de
initrd /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.12.20-gentoo

title Gentoo Linux 3.12.20
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/kernel-3.12.20 root=/dev/sda7

title Windows 7
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
makeactive
chainloader +1

###################### FDISk ############

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 206848 245762047 122777600 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 245762048 491522047 122880000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 491522048 976773167 242625560 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 491524096 495972096 2224000+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 495974400 800000000 152012800+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 800004096 976773167 88384536 83 Linux
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pidsley
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Quick question for a bootloader garu | Dual Boot WIN Reply with quote

jae30001 wrote:

How would this be setup in grub? And is there a way to get grub to look.. how would i say, awesome? lol

Sorry I can't help with your dual-boot issue, but please define "awesome" ? You can change the resolution, and the background image, but that's about it. I see the grub screen for a few seconds maybe once a week, so it's not a big issue for me. If you could be more specific we might be able to give you better help. What have you tried? What isn't working?
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could also try sys-boot/grub:2 (which is default, as opposed to grub:0 (legacy)) combined with sys-boot/os-prober. You run `grub2-mkconfig` and it scans your system for operating systems, generating the configuration file for them to boot.
Code:
nemesis ~ # mount /boot
nemesis ~ # grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.10-hardened
Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.13.10-hardened
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.7-hardened
Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.13.7-hardened
Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sdb1
done

Admittedly, there can be some issues with grub2 finding some things, but for most not-overly-complex setups, it works fine. Also, like GRUB, it can be themed.

Refer: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/GRUB2
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