Re: Generating a new grub.conf ?? can't read my own hand writeing -- typo fix

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On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 14:58 -0400, William Case wrote:
> Hi Bruno;
> On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 13:23 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote: 
> > On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 12:03:42 -0500,
> >   Bradley Pursley <[email protected]> wrote:
> > > If I understood the question properly, I believe it was how do you install 
> > > / configure grub (for dual booting was the specific question) with no 
> > > previous grub.conf file and no knowledge or experience with grub. The 
> > > question was not how to re-install grub. I am also awaiting the answer to 
> > > this question because I also had this problem and had to totally re-install 
> > > Fedora just because the grub.conf file got hosed and, as of yet, no one has 
> > > answered this question.
> > 
> > Assuming you want to boot from grub then you would still need to install it
> > on the MBR of the drive you are booting off of and you could still edit
> > the grub.conf file with your favorite text editor. The tricky part would
> > be creating an entry for the other other system you want to boot. There is
> > a way to chain boot where you point grub to the boot loader for the other
> > os. I don't use this myself, so I don't have exact advice, but I have seen
> > the documentation in grub. "info grub" will allow you to read it.
> > 
> As I think about it, the Fedora 8 rescue disk starts with 5 options;
> "
> Install or Upgrade existing system
> Install or Upgrade existing system (text mode)
Rescue installed system
> Boot from local drive
> Memory test "
> I am thinking of asking as a Request for Enhancement that a sixth rescue
> option line be added:
> "Re-install Grub"
> The reinstall grub option would just run Anaconda as far as grub
> installation and then quit before implementing reformatting or changing
> any other partition configurations.  No new kernels or other programs
> would be installed.
> It seems quick and easy with little or no learning curve.  If more
> changes were wanted one of the other options could be used instead.
> -- 
> Regards Bill
Regards Bill

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