Posted: Mon 23 Jun 2014, 11:14 Post subject:
No Grub on puppy Subject description: How to have two systems on a HDD
I have two primary partitions on my hard disk sda1 and sda2. On the first one I use windows, on sda2 I installed Puppy Linux – the latest release 528.
I chose FULL installation, because I have 80GB HDD. But to my surprise PL did not detect windows. I thought the CD would install grub and let me choose what system to choose after turning my computer on. I even tried changing active partition to sda2, but it didn’t help.
What am I supposed to do now? Shall I now install grub separately? But how?
My comp is: CPU 1.2GHz, RAM 1GB, HDD 80GB
Thanks in advance
If I use 800x600 on my 14 inch monitor I can’t read a whole block of a text because there is not a scroler to use. A bottom part of a window is hidden because it doesn’t fit the screen.
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Posted: Sat 28 Jun 2014, 13:38 Post subject:
Puppy Lucid should have two Legacy Grub installers ,
which both are scripts :
grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/sda2 /dev/sda
which would not write a menu.lst file in /mnt/sda2/boot/grub
; so that would need to be done manually like
title Puppy 528.00X
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2
with has lots of GUI ..
and should write a menu.lst for you ..
and later Lupu Puppies even popped the menu.lst in the texteditor iIrc .. _________________ «Give me GUI or Death» -- I give you [[Xx]term[inal]] [[Cc]on[s][ole]] .
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