Re: Grub 2 Basics
You can, when the installer comes to installing the boot loader, have it install on the partition instead of the mbr.
I do not like this. I prefer to have the new installs grub take over. That way I know that it is working and can see if it will pick up ext4 formatted OS'.
If your 10.04 is picked up and you can boot to it you can easily change back to its grub2 by running;
from terminal in your 10.04 istall (changing the "sda" to fit your needs)
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
If not then you will have to chroot into 10.04 from the new OS and do that or;
All debian based OS' seem to be picked up great by grub2 with bootable generated menu entries. Some of the others not so good.
I have a menu entry for Mandriva that works in my grub2 intro (see sig) and there are a lot of tips and examples for other OS' in this thread.
I just tried os-prober on the newgrub1.98 to see if Mandriva was picked up right. No, it was not. The generated menu entry has 2 instances of defining the partition. The first one is correct and the second one is incorrect. You can edit this (hit "e") when your menu comes up or have a custom entry that is right.
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