Ubuntu Installation :: Change Grub Install Location?

May 27, 2011

How do i specify to the Ubuntu installer where i want Grub to be installed? Each previous install it has done it has installed on the wrong hard drive and installed over the Vista loader then occasionally not detecting Windows at all, hence my want to put grub on my other disk.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Change Location Of GRUB Boot Loader?

Feb 4, 2010

i installed it on a external HDD. my primary OS is windows 7 on my 1 internal hard drive. After i installed ubuntu whenever i boot up my computer i have to have my external hdd plugged in and turned on or else i get "cannot find GRUB" then some rescue thing comes up where i can type stuff. i would just like to move the GRUB loader to my primary hard drive or at least recover my windows loader but have ubuntu on it.

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Mar 3, 2011

I know there has to be an option to set the location of grub. It's been on various distros over the last decade and I've read articles that say it's available although horribly difficult to find but I really would like to pin this one down. In Maverick Meerkat 10.10 we can apparently only chose between putting it in the MBR and the Ubuntu boot partition but I can't work out how.It's for an Ubuntu installation after Windows and I want to put Grub in the Ubuntu boot directory Not on the MBR because I am going to use a Windows based boot manager and it would avoid any boot loaders walking over each other to take over the MBR.

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Jul 22, 2011

I'm installing debian squeeze and and I've got 2 hdd (sda,sdb), but I want to install it on sdb. When i get to the "Install the grub boot loader on the hard disk" it automatically installs it on /dev/sda (and I get an error), I want to install it on /dev/sdb... Is it possible.

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Fedora :: Change Installation Location ?

Dec 27, 2009

When I started off with fedora 12, I did not think I would be using more than 20GB for the file system. But recently I have been installing a lot of new games / software that have been using up that space. I however have the home directory on a separate partition. What I want to know is whether or not we can change the installation directory when using yum ? I know the other option (installing from source), but that would mean tedious handling of dependencies.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Change Location Of Grub2 Loader

Jan 22, 2010

I accidentally installed the Grub2 Loader on my MacOSx HD rather than on the Ubuntu HD. How do I change the location?

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Fedora Installation :: Unable To Change Installation Location For Boot Loader

Dec 2, 2009

I am unable to change the installation location for the boot loader when installing Fedora 12 in the graphical installation mode. The 'Change device' button does nothing when I click on it during installation. I'd like to install the boot loader on my /boot partition. Is there some kind of bug that is preventing me from doing this?I am trying to install from the Fedora 12 386 DVD.

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Feb 13, 2009

I somehow recalled a rule re the location of the boot partitions with LILO being required to be in the first part of the drive (1024 cylinders, it seems) and I found it indeed in an old doc:

Boot Partition: Your boot partition ought to be a primary partition, not a logical partition. This will ease recovery in case of disaster, but it is not technically necessary. It must be of type 0x83 "Linux native". If you are using lilo, your boot partition must be contained within the first 1024 cylinders of the drive. (Typically, the boot partition need only contain the kernel image.) Is this still valid in GRUB, esp in Fedora 10?

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Jun 10, 2011

I have been following this tutorial [URL]. When I get to the end of the installation and try to install GRUB to the /boot partition I have set up it throws a fatal error at me. No explanation other than it can't write to the specified location. I double checked all the partition settings which were the same as the tutorial then skipped the GRUB installation and finished. The only thing I can think of that might be wrong is that the 250MB partition size specified for /boot in the tutorial is too small.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Errors - More Than 1 Grub - The Change Does Not Appear In The Boot Up Menu

Dec 22, 2010

The first is I seem to have 3 GRUB installs. So whilst I update the one from my live session, the change does not appear in the boot up menu. I had installed 10.10 from a CD into a different partition (sda6), but that will not boot, so I have just deleted this and done another grub install and update. The kernel I am using has just been updated from 10.04 to 10.10 too, and it is this that I use and the Grub I have been working on (sda5).


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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub - Setup: Warning: Attempting To Install GRUB To A Partition Instead Of The MBR - Install - Lvm - Luks - Raid - Karmic Server

Mar 27, 2010

I'm running Karmic Server with GRUB2 on a Dell XPS 420. Everything was running fine until I changed 2 BIOS settings in an attempt to make my Virtual Box guests run faster. I turned on SpeedStep and Virtualization, rebooted, and I was slapped in the face with a grub error 15. I can't, in my wildest dreams, imagine how these two settings could cause a problem for GRUB, but they have. To make matters worse, I've set my server up to use Luks encrypted LVMs on soft-RAID. From what I can gather, it seems my only hope is to reinstall GRUB. So, I've tried to follow the Live CD instructions outlined in the following article (adding the necessary steps to mount my RAID volumes and LVMs). [URL]

If I try mounting the root lvm as 'dev/vg-root' on /mnt and the boot partition as 'dev/md0' on /mnt/boot, when I try to run the command $sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/md0, I get an errors: grub-setup: warn: Attempting to install GRUB to a partition instead of the MBR. This is a BAD idea. grub-setup: error: Embedding is not possible, but this is required when the root device is on a RAID array or LVM volume.

Somewhere in my troubleshooting, I also tried mounting the root lvm as 'dev/mapper/vg-root'. This results in the grub-install error: $sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/md0 Invalid device 'dev/md0'

Obviously, neither case fixes the problem. I've been searching and troubleshooting for several hours this evening, and I must have my system operational by Monday morning. That means if I don't have a solution by pretty early tomorrow morning...I'm screwed. A full rebuild will by my only option.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Install Applications On Different Location

Nov 8, 2010

Is there any way that i can install applications on any location (directory /partition) ? If we keep the installation file on other drive and just keep the link of that file/folder on root directory (/usr /bin /usr/sahre) then we can save our space of root directory. I found several times that my root partition is full after installing some applications. It is so painful to shrink or reallocation of root partition. Maybe this procedure of software installation will be helpful for the people who are already created low spaced root partition.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Install Bootloader At Specified Location

Dec 3, 2010

I just installed the 10.10 version of Ubuntu and while doing so I also deleted the whole partition on the harddrive. While I where installing the OS. I got this message:
Sorry. An error occurred and it was not possible to install the bootloader at the specified location.

(Here I get to choose either if I want to choose a different place to put the bootloader on. Or if I want to continue without a bootloader or if I would want to cancel the installation.) I am currently writing from the live CD. And If I try to boot without the CD. The computer tells me that there is no bootable device. I have tried to reinstall Grub. I have also tried to reinstall the whole Ubuntu 10.10. I have also tried to install Ubuntu 10.04. Both with the original CD.

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May 3, 2010

Is there a guide somewhere to install Ubuntu without it asking for location/username/etc until first boot, and also have a reinstall? Kind of like what Dell does.I ask because I'm considering refurbishing some old PCs for one of those headstart places, where I'm not going to know who ends up with it.

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Jun 1, 2011

How can I make the bar on the up of the screen down. I want it to be like in ubuntu 10.04 down of the screen. What is the difference between 11.04 dvd.iso and 11.04 cd.iso. Isee a 11.10 dvd.iso. Is that a pre release ?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Change Default OS In Grub

Feb 7, 2010

I recently installed Karmic, and want to change the default Grub entry to Windows XP. Having done some research and tried things out, I am a bit confused. I have edited etc/default/grub so that it has GRUB_DEFAULT=6 (to correspond to my XP installation) and GRUB_TIMEOUT="3", but after running sudo grub-mkconfig the grub.cfg file still says set default="0".

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Jul 15, 2010

I have an SSD and i was wondering if i could change my trash location to an SD card that i always have plugged in, so that i write less to the drive and maybe extend the life of my ssd.

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Jun 8, 2011

Is there a way to change the location that notify OSD uses when it displays a new notification? I have some large dual monitors at work which is great, but I typically do browsing/development work on the left display and leave email and other less used things on the right display. Because notifications are displayed on the right monitor, I often miss the notifications because there are outside of my peripheral vision. I generally notice them within a minute or two because the mail icon in the panel is blue instead of black, but I would rather get the notifications as they occur.

When running 10.10 there was no panel at the top of the right monitor, so all notifications showed up on my left monitor. Since I upgraded to 11.04, Unity seems to display a panel on both monitors and thus, all notifications wind up on the right monitor. I would like them to appear on the left monitor instead.

See attached screenshot for more info. Sorry it's not the best quality -- but the idea is that I ran notify-send "test" in the terminal and you can see the bubble on the right monitor instead of the left one.

So...can the location of the notify OSD be controlled somewhere?

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Change Default OS In New Grub Version

Apr 26, 2010

I have just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a laptop previously running 8.10

I am unable to change the default OS in Grub from Ubuntu 9.10 as I cannot find /boot/grub/menu.lst.

How do you change the default OS in this newer version of Grub.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Replaced XP With Win7 - Need To Change Grub?

Aug 28, 2010

I had XP Home on my dual boot Ubuntu 10.04 LTS amd64 PC & now installed Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit over old XP. Before installing Win7, as a precaution, I disconnected the hard drive where Ubuntu is installed. Now, naturally, the startup screen (grub?) still offers XP. Is there an easy way to re-detect & rewrite the startup menu with the Ubuntu install CD without re-installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS amd64 again, like a GRUB repair or rewrite?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Change Grub Order After Update To 11.04

Jun 13, 2011

I have a dual boot system w7 and ubunutu. When i had version 10.10 (i think) everything was working fine, the grub would select w7 as boot preference. I have, however just updated to 11.04 and i cant get the grub to change its order. I have tried using startupmanager and selecting the second to last one, as per tips and i have also tried all the options. I have also tried editing the grub file, i think its /etc/default/grub. i have also tried grub-customizer but again, this doesnt work.

I have noticed however that the options shown arent the same as the options when i boot my system. Im not sure whether i have got two GRUBS installed or something like that. I have also tried using boot-repair, however this just states that there is no GRUB installed, however as i mentioned, i can read the grub, and so can the programs.

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Jun 18, 2011

Just installed 11.04 and do not know how to change the boot order in the new grub.

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Aug 15, 2011

I have ubuntu 11.04 and windows vista installed on my pc. I have already set windows vista as my default os, but I'd like to put it at the top of the boot menu (currently it's in 4th).

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OpenSUSE Install :: Change The Boot Order In Grub?

Jul 31, 2010

I'm trying to change the boot order in grub (menu.lst) but does not working.

My menu.lst:

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Qua Jul 28 22:45:21 BRT 2010
# Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader


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Mar 17, 2010

I run ubuntu karmic 64 bit and have 2 displays (Working just about perfectly ). One problem i do have is by default all desktop icons appear on my secondary display. Is there any way to change it so they appear on my primary display?

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Ubuntu One :: Change Music Download Location

May 10, 2010

I found out where Ubuntu One downloads music from the music store. /home/user/.local/share/ubuntuone/Purchased from Ubuntu One/ I would like to change this folder to: home/user/Music/ Is this done in RhythmBox or Ubuntu One? Also, I moved the MP3s from the default location and they disappeared from my cloud storage, is it possible to turn this off? With a custom or default location? When does the sync take place? I know its after the purchase but it seems to take a while to start.

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Ubuntu :: Change Home Folder Location?

Aug 17, 2010

As a precaution to protect my home folder contents when I reninstall ubuntu if need arises I intend to change my home folder location to a mounted ntfs partition in my HDD. How can I do it the GUI way? Like in windows the "My Documents" location can be changed by going to "My Document" properties and entering the new location.

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Ubuntu :: Change 'Pictures' Location From /home To A NAS

Aug 22, 2011

I bought an LG NAS for pic's, videos, and music. Is there a way to turn the pictures folder in the NAS into the default location for when I select the Pictures folder in my home directory? Running Ubuntu 10.10 on IBM's: T41, T42, T62

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Ubuntu :: GRUB Custom Config Location?

Nov 9, 2010

I am trying to install GRUB with a custom location for my config file. Is this possible? if so where can I find how to do this? Found nothing by googling except where it should be located and how to install it. P.S. enter/spacing doesn't work

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Ubuntu Installation :: Change The Order Of The List When Grub Loads ?

May 6, 2010

How do you change the order of the list? I have Xubuntu 9.10 installed on a 5 gig partition. I only use it for Skype as the mic does not work in 10.04 at the moment for me.Anyway, I would like 10.04 to default to the top of the list. How do I change the order when grub loads.

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