GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    I have written a full tutorial explaining the intricacies of the GNU GRUB bootloader. Most people are afraid to touch the bootloader, but this should not be so. GRUB is a simple and powerful tool that will allow you to safely use your computer, especially if you have multiple operating systems installed.

    For people dreading the prospect of dual booting Windows and Linux, this should help overcome the fears.


    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub.html


    Here's the table of contents:

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    # Everything is a file
    # Introduction

    1. What about LILO?

    # How does GRUB work?
    # GRUB notation
    # GRUB configuration

    1. Installation of GRUB
    1. GRUB on a floppy disk
    2. Installing GRUB natively
    3. Installing GRUB with grub-install
    2. Setting up GRUB manually (after installation)
    1. Backup!
    2. Adding a new operating system to the GRUB menu

    # Common problems

    1. GRUB got deleted; how to restore?
    1. The easy way
    2. The hard way
    2. Windows is installed on a non-first hard disk (Swapping)
    3. There is more than one Windows operating system installed on one hard disk (Hide/Unhide)
    4. You resized a partition; GRUB is gone

    # Useful tools
    # Extras for special geeks
    # Links

    1. My other articles
    2. General information (by alphabetic order)


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    Comments and suggestions are welcome.

    Enjoy,
    Mrk
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Like our friends Depeche Mode say: Enjoy the silence.
    Or was it Don, Not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken.
    No comments, nothing?
    Mrk
     
  3. Old Monk

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    Suffice to say well done again. Working my way through it :ouch:
     
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    as allways, really good work mrk.i was waiting for something like this..
     
  5. eyes-open

    eyes-open Registered Member

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    Nice offering MrK :thumb:,
     
  6. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to share such a useful tutorial into GRUB. Your to be commended for this effort.

    EASTER
     
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  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Cheers all.
    FastGame, sorry mate, don't follow your last sentence.
    Mrk
     
  9. FastGame

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    Nice job making your site a good place to learn about how to use & do things in Linux.

    How about (to sum things up) you do good work :)
     
  10. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Ah, ok, thanks.
    Well, Windows is nothing special or too interesting. A few nice points here and there, but it doesn't offer anything revolutionary. On the other hands, Linux is a relatively unexplored field. Besides, I loves it.
    Mrk
     
  11. Longboard

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    LOL
    you are sooo cooool and terrrifffic.
    Children are in awe, Men want to be you and women just want you :D

    Thanks.
    yo, you have really tipped me into the nixies 57 flavours.
    Because of obsessive 'iso-ing' marriage on verge of BSOD, children starving for attention.
    All your fault.
    Thanks again
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  12. tlu

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    Mrk,

    really well done - thanks a lot :)

    Just one suggestion: Some additional hints or links to important settings (like ht=on in order to enable Hyper-threading or acpi=on/off etc.) would be useful.
     
  13. ly8zhong

    ly8zhong Registered Member

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    Thanks for the perfect work. Mrk.

    GRUB is one of the greatest GUN project. BTW, Some years ago, I developed a GRUB + PXE project that can load a Linux from a remote server. :D
     
  14. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Thanks guys.

    tlu, got it, I'll update in a few days, with due credits, of course.

    ly8zhong, do you have a project, perhaps on sourceforge?

    Mrk
     
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