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I have a linux box with several distros that I take to lug meetings. I use the grub chainloader method for each new distro. I need to install the ubuntu bootloader on the partition that I install ubuntu, not on the mbr. I have tried grub-install to no avail. Any suggestions? gnubie...

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    I have a linux box with several distros that I take to lug meetings. I use
    the grub chainloader method for each new distro. I need to install the
    ubuntu bootloader on the partition that I install ubuntu, not on the mbr.
    I have tried grub-install to no avail. Any suggestions?

    gnubie

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    On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 13:23:29 -0500, gnubie wrote:

    > I have tried grub-install to no avail. Any suggestions?
    any log file /error messages ?

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    On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 22:48:15 +0300, Zygfryd Homonto wrote:
    > On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 13:23:29 -0500, gnubie wrote:
    >
    >
    >> I have tried grub-install to no avail. Any suggestions?
    >
    > any log file /error messages ?
    sudo grub-install /dev/sda8
    returns: Could not find device for /boot: Not found or not a block device.
    man grub-install sheds no light to me.
    This is from the liveCD boot into Dapper.

    gnubie Guest

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    On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 15:52:57 -0500, gnubie wrote:
    >
    > sudo grub-install /dev/sda8
    > returns: Could not find device for /boot: Not found or not a block device.
    > man grub-install sheds no light to me.
    > This is from the liveCD boot into Dapper.
    I'm not sure but I had similar problem
    AFAIK you can but grub only in primary partition (unless I'm wrong)
    so keep your grub in any of primary partition and there as one of items
    put like this:

    title any system on hda8
    rootnoverify (hd0,7)
    chainloader +1

    in your case it might be sda

    If the sda8 is logical partition then in MBR there is no address of it:
    MBR has only addresses of primary partitions and there (on primary
    partition which hosts logical ones) there is table of logical partitions

    but I might be wrong - anyway, it is how I solved it in my case


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    > I'm not sure but I had similar problem
    > AFAIK you can but grub only in primary partition (unless I'm wrong)
    > so keep your grub in any of primary partition and there as one of items
    > put like this:
    >
    > title any system on hda8
    > rootnoverify (hd0,7)
    > chainloader +1
    >
    > in your case it might be sda
    >
    > If the sda8 is logical partition then in MBR there is no address of it:
    > MBR has only addresses of primary partitions and there (on primary
    > partition which hosts logical ones) there is table of logical partitions
    >
    > but I might be wrong - anyway, it is how I solved it in my case
    Thanks, opensuse (during the install) let me install the bootloader on
    this same partiton and was able to chainload boot (just as you discribe).

    I will go back to using the ubuntu bootloader on the mbr for now.

    Thanks,
    gnubie

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    gnubie wrote:
    > I have a linux box with several distros that I take to lug meetings. I use
    > the grub chainloader method for each new distro. I need to install the
    > ubuntu bootloader on the partition that I install ubuntu, not on the mbr.
    > I have tried grub-install to no avail. Any suggestions?
    >
    > gnubie
    >
    When I installed Breezy, I was given the option of specifying where to
    install the boot loader. But in Dapper I didn't see any such option.
    As a result the mbr of my primary IDE drive was overwritten which isn't
    what I wanted.

    Don
    Don Guest

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