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    Problem With Boot Menu When Installing New Linux Distro

    Hi,

    I'm currently booting Win 7, Mint, PCLinuxOS, openSUSE, and Ubuntu 12.04 from Ubuntu on 2 drives. Whenever I attempt to install a distro that is Grub Legacy the boot menu completely disregards the Grub 2 distros. Any suggestions on how to correct this during the installation will be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: Problem With Boot Menu When Installing New Linux Distro

    What I do is during install I install grub to the same partition , then use separate boot manager in mbr ( like Gag ) to relay the start.

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    Re: Problem With Boot Menu When Installing New Linux Distro

    Much better to always install grub legacy to the PBR - partition boot sector as it will work from that. But grub2's os-prober is much improved over the limited search that grub legacy has. I would keep grub2 as my main boot loader and let it search for other installs.

    How to: Create a Customized GRUB2 Screen that is Maintenance Free.- Cavsfan
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1542338

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    Re: Problem With Boot Menu When Installing New Linux Distro

    Thank you mike555 and oldfred for your replies. I'll try your suggestions and will get back to you.

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    Re: Problem With Boot Menu When Installing New Linux Distro

    Quote Originally Posted by gdawg View Post
    Thank you mike555 and oldfred for your replies. I'll try your suggestions and will get back to you.
    Hi,

    I ran 'sudo grub-install /dev/sda' and I'm, once again, booting from Ubuntu 12.04. I had to go into '/boot/grub/menu.lst' in PCLinuxOS to remove the boot info that immediately follows 'initrd' to get the new install of PCLinuxOS to boot from Ubuntu.
    Thank for all of your help.

    Regards,

    Glen
    Last edited by gdawg; July 30th, 2012 at 04:11 PM. Reason: Correct grammar.

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