Debian Configuration :: Set Grub For Boot The Archlinux?

Jul 2, 2010

I have Debian Squeeze amd64 and i install into same hdd in free space archlinux sda3 /boot, sda4 /

How set grub from debian for boot the archlinux?

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Debian Configuration :: Using Grub To Boot From An Iso Image?

May 30, 2010

I have a Knoppix DVD-ROM. I also have its image as k.iso at the second partition of HDD of my laptop. I use the DVD-ROM and write at the boot prompt the cheat code:

knoppix bootfrom=/dev/sda5/k.iso

I also have a folder Knoppix made during bootprompt by using the cheatcode knoppix tohd=/dev/sda5 and I can use the following cheatcode while booting from the DVD-ROM, like knoppix fromhd=/dev/sda5My laptop runs Debian Lenny 5.0.4, installed in the first partition of my HDD.
Can Grub be configured to boot from the Knoppix k.iso image, or the knoppix folder, which I use to use the Knoppix OS, so that I am freed from using the DVD, when I want to use the knoppix system?

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Debian Configuration :: LILO As A Boot Loader From Grub

Aug 26, 2015

I am thinking about maybe trying "LILO" [URL] ....

For my boot loader, from what I have read it sounds even more tempting.

I am totally sick of GRUB, even though it is what seems to be the most popular,and is what normally is used as the "default" when any linux system is installed, that is what the install ISO's use, but anyway, that is another topic, over the years, "grub failing", has been a problem for me , many times.

I saw this (From LILO to GRUB Howto).

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Debian Configuration :: After Installing GRUB Win 7 Fails To Boot

Nov 26, 2015

I have a ~ 2008 notebook (Compaq CQ60-137EL) on which I had Windows 7 only (it was sold with Windows Vista installed).

Later I installed Debian Jessie 8.2.0 Stable ("Graphical expert install" from DVD), along with GRUB as a boot manager (I chose not to install it on the EFI removable media path).

Since then, if I select Windows 7 on the GRUB boot screen, I see "Starting Windows...", and after few seconds the screen flashes for a moment, and then the PC reboots: I see the bios screen, followed by the GRUB screen again.
What's even more weird about this is the fact it just happens only in like ~50% of the cases. In the other 50%, Win7 starts flawlessy.

I even tried to install Debian first, then Windows 7, then re-install GRUB, but I got the same issue, even with both system freshly installed.

On 6 attempts, 3 times it worked and 3 times it didn't.

On my desktop PC I'm in the same setting, but I don't have this issue. I think it may be related with the fact I have Win7 on a SSD and I installed Debian on a separate HDD, while on my notebook, as you can imagine, there's just one single HDD.

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Debian Configuration :: Restoring Boot Record After GRUB Installation?

Mar 11, 2011

I have recently installed Debian alongside Vista on the same boot menu using the GRUB booting device. Only problem is, I couldn't boot Vista at all any more, so I removed my Debian installation from that drive. But the GRUB boot record persists, I don't have the Recovery disk to restore my old system, so I have to find a way to manually remove the GRUB track and put the old record in its place. I assume there was a copy made of it by the installation program, now my only problem is to find that file and copy the content back in place (at the address at the very beginning of the drive) all that by using Linux code, since that is all I have left. Being new to this game, I have no idea how to begin writing the right command for a job like this

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Debian Configuration :: Decrypt Luks Volume With A Keyfile On Boot From Grub

Jul 6, 2015

I have install a debian jessie in my laptop, i create a lvm volume with /, /home, etc and a /boot partition outside. the i move this partition to the lvm volume and boot from it, everything it´s okay and it works.

The problem is that wen boot it ask me the passphrase to load grub, and then, when grub loads the kernel, it ask me again the passphrase.

I read that i can pass a key file to the initramfs to solve this, but where i see it, he uses mkinitcpio, and i can´´t find this package in the debian repos, it an arch package, also i tried this option [URL] ...

But it asking me the passphrase 3 times, and the third fails, the sistem starts, but i read the fail in the log.

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Debian Configuration :: Grub Config For Dual Boot (Identical But Independent)

Jan 3, 2016

I have a Jessie with grub2. I've bought ssd and copied root partition onto it. I've also installed grub on this disc. I would like to have dual boot:

- First option: old root booted from hdd
- second option: boot from copied ssd and use root from it.

So i would have two identical but independent configurations.

Both disc has different uids (changed after cloning).

I had a hope that i will change fstab to mount root partition from ssd, but it doesn't work. I need to change grub configuration, but how to add new position?

There is also problem that bios doesn't allow me to choose disc to boot from. So i would rather prefer to change grub configuration for dual boot from different disc.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub2 - Dual Boot Karmic / Unable To Boot Into Archlinux Partition

Feb 15, 2010

After installing karmic with Grub2 I am unable to boot into Archlinux partition. Grub2 has removed the last line of the Archlinux boot stanza! It used to read:-

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Following the Grub2 tutorials I have tried editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom as follows:-

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But no luck. Only way into Archlinux is to get into the edit shell and manually add the missing line and remove other stuff not needed. I have spent hours trying to resolve this issue and I am fairly p----d off

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General :: Unable To Boot ArchLinux On Macbook Pro 7.1 - Drops To Recovery Shell

Aug 4, 2011

My MBP fails to boot Arch. This is what I did to install ArchLinux. Install rEFIT.

Partition using disk utility such that first one is Mac partition, second is Arch & the third ie the last one is windows.

Then put Windows 7 CD, select it from rEFIT and install it. Similar, install ArchLinux just as I did for windows.

Then finally to install the GRUB, I issued the command $grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/arch - recheck /dev/sda3 (after mounting my /dev/sda3 to /mnt/arch).

This is the exact error and then it drops to recovery:

Error after typing exit:

I have tried rootfstype too. No success.

My menu.lst (I have tried /dev/sda3 too):

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Debian Configuration :: Get The Windows One Working Again - Grub Configuration

Oct 3, 2010

I was trying to get the Windows one working again. Here's what fdisk -l reads:

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I'll change these or do some grub configurations, if anyone knows what ones can work.

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Debian Configuration :: Boot Via PXE, "no Default Or Ui Configuration Directive?

Mar 19, 2011

A week ago I opened this thread viewtopic.php?f=17&t=61580 in "Board index ‹ Help ‹ Installation" and asked for a moderator to move this to here. Because it hasnt happened up to know, I am reopening the thread here. It would be reeeeally great if somebody could help me with my problem!

I own two computers, one netbook and one laptop. I want to boot my netbook as a diskless client via PXE.I set up a dhcp-, tftp and nfs-server on my laptop but when i boot my netbook, the follwoing messages are displayed:(to make it more clear, i uploaded the whole output and shortened the output below)

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Debian Configuration :: How To Restore My Debian's Grub After Installing Windows 7

Sep 5, 2010

I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop . Now, it directly boot from Windows 7 . I think the MBR overwrote my grub . I have found two methods by google , but still does work .
1: boot from debian install CD, Alt +F2 switch to the console. "grub " "root (hd0,0)" "setup (hd0,0)".
2:boot from CD, mount /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 /mnt ; chroot /mnt ; grub-install /dev/sda.

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Debian Installation :: 'grub-pc' Package Failed Into /target/. Without The GRUB Boot Loader

Sep 21, 2010

I was installing sqeeze i386 on my laptop VOSTRO 1400 and got this the 'grub-pc' package failed to install into /target/. without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot.

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Fedora Installation :: Grub Configuration - Can't Boot Ubuntu

May 18, 2009

I had installed Ubuntu on my one and only hd. I partitioned with GParted and installed fedora Release 9 Sulphur. i can not boot Ubuntu. I tired some changes to grub.conf but with no luck, namely, 1. title Ubuntu root (hd0,0) chainloader +1 2. title Ubuntu configfile (hd0,0)/boot/grub/menu.lst. this one gives error 15 file not found. Here is my fdisk-l output:

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General :: CentOs 5.3 - Grub Configuration For Boot Order

Feb 11, 2010

I clone an drive with CentOs 5.3 from a drive connected to ATA0 device 0 of an ATA controller to an identical drive connected to the same ATA contoller ATA1 device 0. No matter what I do it boots from ATA1 device 0 and I need to be able to control which one it is booted from. When I have puppy linux on one drive and CentOs on the other drive I can control the boot thru the system BIOS either way no matter if puppy is in ATA 0 or 1. So its not a BIOS issue. It appears (to me) to be a grub configuration issue. Since the 2 drives are clones they both have VolGroup00. I think grub loads from the last VolGroup00 found.

Here is my grub.conf file:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
# boot=/dev/hde
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title CentOS (2.6.18-128.el5)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-128.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
initrd /initrd-2.6.18-128.el5.img

Here is the Device.map:
# this device map was generated by anaconda
(hd0) /dev/hde

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Debian Configuration :: Windows 7 Ate Grub

Apr 18, 2011

I recently installed Debian, and its great except hardware config, any way already fixed that, I reinstalled windows 7, and it removed Grub I tried reinstalling it, and reconfiguring it no luck I've booted into Debian using a boot CD.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Configuration Lost - Unable To Boot

Jun 13, 2010

I have accidentally started the recovery OS of my netbook, and messed-up grub. I can start the Netbook from a live CD, but I do not manage to restore grub to anything useful. Below the outcome of the Boot Info Script I have found in the forum:

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Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
in partition #5 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
=> Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb

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Debian Configuration :: Grub Does Not Detect Vista?

Jul 10, 2010

I am trying to dual boot my system. MS Vista and Debian lenny 5.05. Installed Vista first, need vista for voice recognition software. Installed Lenny second but grub does not see Vista. Installed NTFS-g3 so I can read and write to /dev/sdc1 where my vista is. But grub still does not detect it. Installed grub2 and upgraded from legacy but still grub2 does not see the vista partition.

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Debian Configuration :: Grubby Grub Will Not --configure?

Sep 9, 2010

After updating my squeeze laptop today I noticed that grub from a few days back fails to --configure.

The dpkg log says
2010-09-09 18:52:45 startup packages configure
2010-09-09 18:52:45 configure grub-pc 1.98+20100804-4 1.98+20100804-4

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Debian Configuration :: Grub Fails To Load From EFI?

Mar 8, 2011

I have happily been booting debian through grub2 by chain loading it with efi (rEFIt), until today, and now get to begin another learning experience I've been using linux for a while, and kept seeing the guides for splitting up /, /var, /tmp, /usr, and /home, into different partitions, so I did just that when I switched from Ubuntu to Debian (I've realized that this was a little bit pointless because I formated them all as ext4, but at least it acts as a safety for mission critical drives when I overfill /home. I unfortunately didn't give /tmp enough space, and it kept crashing SimpleScan so I decided to use gparted to resize it.

The operation went alright as far as I can tell, and was straight forward because there was some free space behind it so I only had to append the partition. I synced the master boot record through rEFIt as usual, but when I booted the linux partition grub did load, and only a blank screen is presented. I eventually figured out I could use the gparted live cd to boot back into debian, and have been screwing around for a while with grub commands trying to figure out how to allow rEFIt to successfully boot GRUB on its own again. I ran grug-mkconfig to replace my /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and have rebooted but that did not help.

I tried reinstalling grub and grub-common with apt-get, but I didn't purge configuration settings for fear of losing something important. My current focus is on the command grub-install. I think i just need to run this command with the /boot device, like su - root; grub-install /dev/sda1 or some thing like that. wipe out the MBR on /dev/sda1, or screw up what good configuration is left in grub, so I want to make sure that I'm using the right /dev. Currently the gparted output looks like this:

/dev/sda1: fat32 - GPT (gpt from fdisk, gparted shows EFI with the boot flag)
/dev/sda2: hfs+ - MacOSx
/dev/sda3: ext4 - /root

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how the gnome live gparted disk would have been able to boot. I have access to a hard drive so I'll probably end up making backup images of as many of the partitions as I can, and then try more drastic bashing around, but if anyone has any suggestions/wisdom they could offer while I'm researching solutions I'd appreciate it. I eventually want to try to axe my osx partition and boot directly from GRUB2-EFI so I figure it is worth the investment in time to get to know grub a little bit more intimately.

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Debian Configuration :: MBR Swapping With Grub (No Backup)

Apr 20, 2011

I've been following grub-common bug #606845 and in coming to a solution for the issue, these guys are using dd as a brute force means of swapping out master boot records or trampling them, if you prefer. (Background: The issue is related to grub and certain xp installations)

An sample snip of code:
dd if=/mbrxp.bin of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
1) Is mbrxp.bin a back-up of the mbr taken before installation of squeeze (or grub in general)?
2) Am I fubar if I didn't make a back-up of the mbr before installing grub?

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Debian Configuration :: In Grub Disk Changed From Hd0 To Hd1?

Apr 26, 2011

We had a server failure this morning because grub was throwing error 15 (file not found). We discovered that the disk had changed names from hd0,0 to hd1,0. Making the appropriate replacements in menu.lst fixed the problem, but I'm still wondering what could have caused the spontaneous name change.

here are some other possibly related tidbits: * the server had been down because of a power loss, but it is behind a UPS so i doubt there is any electrical damage * eth0 also temporarily failed but the system failed over to eth1

My current theory is that when the bios was configuring the hardware the loss of eth0 shuffled around the addresses of the remaining hardware on the pci bus, which somehow caused the hd0/hd1 confusion. The problem is that everything i've read [URL] says that the drive assignment should be based on the way the disk is connected to the motherboard (which in this case didn't change)

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Debian Configuration :: How To Setup Grub For Kfreebsd

May 1, 2011

I installed Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD on the same system. I didn't reinstall grub with kfreebsd, because I figured running grub-mkconfig would modify grub.cfg. But it didn't.It recognized the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD as GNU/Linux (6.0.1):

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
Found Debian GNU/Linux (6.0.1) on /dev/sda3
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

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Debian Configuration :: Can't Get Started From Grub Anymore

May 2, 2011

Installed Debian 6 last night after using Ubuntu for close to 3 years. Couldn't believe how wonderful everything was put together and working, with some minor beginning glitches (like nvidea 3D drivers not working) which were to be expected.

But now I'm sitting back in Ubuntu because I can't get Debian started from Grub anymore. The Grub menu is still there and the selections work fine too. I honestly have no idea what caused this. Last thing I was doing in Debian took place in the Software Center where I was installing some GTK+ themes and looking for some general utilities. I did find a Boot Logo/Login changer, at least that's what I think it was, and when I clicked on install ... I received a message that that application was already installed (must have been by default or through synaptic perhaps).

Anyway, as soon as that message cleared out, perhaps 2 or 3 seconds later the screen crashed and everything went black ... I'm assuming that the xerver crashed. Did a CTRL, ALT, DEL which successfully restarted the system. Got back to the grub menu, selected Debian, and got the black screen again with a login for a user, followed by the password request. Knowing next to nothing about Debian I was obviously stuck at that point. Then I tried the recovery console, and exactly the same thing happened.

Rebooted again, got back into the recovery console, and this time, after adding my user name and password, used CTRL + D which caused a ton of text to appear on the black screen. Near the end of it came a FAILURE message ...

Startpar: service(s) returned failure: gdomap failed:

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Debian Configuration :: Grub Does Not Show Fedora15

Jun 16, 2011

I have just installed and enabled plymouth, and during the process I had to update Grub. Something got messed up and I have the following issues:

1. Grub does not show Fedora15
2. Windows7 loader is listed as Windows Vista loader

I cannot log into Fedora15, though I can log into Windows... Please guide to the proper resolution of the above issue.

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Debian Configuration :: Dual Boot Ubuntu/Debian: Debian Has Disappeared?

Apr 5, 2011

I have just installed Ubuntu (/dev/sda7) and Debian (/dev/sda4), but since I have updated all informations on Ubuntu, then Debian did not appear anymore on the grub list. There is an wiki I have found, but I an not really sure about what to do.

Here are the boot informations:
Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

Boot Info Summary:

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 488861020
of the same hard drive for core.img, core.img is at this location on
/dev/sda and looks on partition #3 for (,gpt3)/grub.

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ps: on this file, it says that the /boot is installed on the MBR and /dev/sda3. I will remove the boot from MBR as I am now using /dev/sda3 instead. Sorry for my english

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Debian Configuration :: Computer Booting To Wrong Grub

Jun 25, 2015

I recently installed another Linux distro, Kali Linux, alongside my Debian 8 and discovered to my chagrin that my computer boots to Kali's grub rather than to the Debian grub. I had spent some time customizing Debian's grub and would hate to see that effort go to waste. Is there a way I can get my computer to boot to Debian's grub instead? I tried deleting Kali's boot partition with gparted but that did not seem to do anything.

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Debian Configuration :: Changing Grub Splash Image?

Nov 27, 2010

I decided to finally change the grub 1.98 splash image today and found a few tutorials on how to do so. They all pretty much said the same thing. Resize an image to 640 x 480, save it as a .tga, stick it in /boot/grub/images/desktop-base. I did so and opened /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme and changed WALLPAPER="/usr/share/images/desktop-base/moreblue-orbit-grub.{png,tga}" to WALLPAPER="/usr/share/images/desktop-base/56871.{png,tga}". After that I ran update-grub. When it told me the image it found, it said it found desktop-grub. I don't know what I did wrong but it's not finding my image. Like an idiot I forgot to back up the original file but the only thing I changed was that WALLPAPER line, like I said. I had copied that version of the file and pasted it in another document before messing around with different parts of the file to see if I could get it to work. Everything ended in failure so I copied the back up in the other document and simply pasted it over the one I had been tinkering with. However, when I try to update grub I get a syntax error which I didn't before with the exact file I have now. The error reads:

/etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme: 65: Syntax error: end of file unexpected (expecting "}")

Here's my grub file.

#!/bin/sh -e
. /usr/lib/grub/grub-mkconfig_lib
# this allows desktop-base to override our settings
f=/usr/share/desktop-base/grub_background.sh

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I'm completely lost at this point, both on how to actually change the splash image and why I'm getting a syntax error.

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Debian Configuration :: Squeeze: Grub Uses Device Name Instead Of PartID?

Feb 11, 2011

I'm configuring a machine with Debian 6. I booted from the DVD, took the defaults, and it eventually came up with a Gnome desktop. Everything worked as expected.

I then installed gcc, g++, the Debian kernel source, and built a new kernel with preemptive multitasking turned on. It built clean, I ran "make install" and it put the kernel files in /boot. I rebooted and got a kernel panic error, to the effect that it couldn't find the root filesystem.

/boot/grub/grub.cfg shows

"linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 root=UUID=1890437b-5884-4b83-97cf-62d39f63c872 ro single"

for the original install, but the entry for the new kernel has

"linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30DW-preempt root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet"
/etc/fstab has
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
"UUID=1890437b-5884-4b83-97cf-62d39f63c872 / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1"

I've tried changing the grub entry to UUID, but the new kernel still panics. grub-mkconfig and update-grub just rebuild the split UUID=/sda1 grub.cfg. The new kernel still seems to be looking for /dev/sda1 even after changing grub.

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Debian Configuration :: Installing Grub On Cloned Drive?

Jun 16, 2011

Im running Squeeze (in VirtualBox on a Win host), and I need to clone my drive to a bigger one and boot from that drive. I used gparted from a live cd for the cloning, and got the following result with fdisk -l:

Disk /dev/sda: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

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