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    how do i install grub?

    ok i think i have lilo installed (it looks like a dos screen very old school looking)

    i dual boot windows 2000, and Knoppix. what do i have to do to get grub installed instead of lilo?

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    Code:
    apt-get install grub grub-doc
    
    grub-install /dev/hda
    Then you need to create grub a configuration file.

    Code:
    touch /boot/grub/menu.lst
    
    xedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    I presume you have windows on the first hard disk. Try this in menu.lst
    (edit accordingly for your own kernel)

    Code:
    timeout 10
    
    title 2.6.3
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.3 ro root=/dev/hdb1 nomce vga=791 
    
    title Wimpdows
    root (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    savedefault

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    thanks

    my setup goes as

    Harddrive 1

    Hda1 = Windows 2000

    Hdc1 = Knoppix

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    Well then it looks like you have everything you need except the kernel version:

    uname -r

    Oh and don't forget to do a little reading on grub. There are some key issues you need to understand before you will truly understand grub and I see no need to reproduce the docs here as they have already been written.


    http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-faq.en.html

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