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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun 2014, 11:14    Post_subject:  No Grub on puppy
Sub_title: 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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Karl Godt

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PostPosted: 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

echo "
title Windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title Puppy 528.00X
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2
" >>/mnt/sda2/boot/grub/menu.lst


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]] .
Macpup user since 2010 on full installations.
People who want problems with Puppy boot frugal Razz
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