View Full Version : Knopix 4 and Grub

07-07-2005, 06:50 PM
Seems that Knoppix 4 installs grub and possibly on the mbr. has anyone else seen this. I had a windows partition. Was able to spilt using qtparted and add a linux and sawp. rebooted to windows and all was fine. After knoppix 4 HD install, things are trashed. ideas?

07-07-2005, 07:21 PM
"Things are trashed" isn't really helpful. What is it that isn't working and how?

07-11-2005, 07:38 AM
We specified that the loader be placed in the partition not the MBR. However, after we rebooted, we got GRUB and not the Windows boot loader. All we could get was GRUB and into Linux. With previous verisons and Lilo, I didn't have this problem. It would install on the partition and I could copy the boot sector, place on the Wndows partition and then modify the boot.ini to boot Linux or Windows.

07-11-2005, 12:52 PM
You can boot with step3 from here: http://www.geocities.com/cyberkabila/main/grubRnD.htm
If I were you, I'd just let grub install to the MBR and use it. There is a windows version also: http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian/howto_winnocd.html
This should also work: http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4174#19460
To get NTLDR back to the MBR you can do fdisk /mbr for older windows and fixmbr for XP from a bootdisk or wincd in recovery mode.
You can also change to using lilo for knoppix. If it's not included you can apt-get it. To boot knoppix you can check the first link or boot the cd and do:
sudo su
mount /mnt/hdXn (your / partition]
chroot /mnt/hdXn
mcedit /etc/lilo.conf (check the options)
lilo -v