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MountainX
November 3rd, 2009, 12:09 AM
I'm looking for something like Super Grub Disk, but with Grub2. Or even just something simple with the Grub2 tools.

I can't use the tips I have found so far because my running system is using legacy grub.
See this link:
http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?t=152790

That's good info, but if I'm running legacy grub now, how do I make a boot CD with grub2?

MountainX
November 15th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Super Grub2 Disk will do it.
sgd_cdrom_1.21.iso.gz (http://prdownload.berlios.de/supergrub/sgd_cdrom_1.21.iso.gz)

http://www.supergrubdisk.org/index.php?pid=5

oldfred
November 15th, 2009, 06:45 PM
+1 on supergrub
Whenever I am making changes to my system I always download and have an up to date supergrub.

Another way is from Herman:
http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/p20/GRUB2%20Bash%20Commands.html#grub-mkrescue

exsencon
April 14th, 2011, 07:42 PM
Another way is from Herman:
http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/p20/GRUB2%20Bash%20Commands.html#grub-mkrescue

I followed Herman's way and what a joy! I now have a Grub2 boot CD besides my Grub1 boot CD. I can boot whatever OS I want with it and just a few lines:
set root=(hd0,x)
chainloader +1
boot
Now I don't really need it because everything is booting fine, but you never know...
And Grub2 will someday replace Grub1(3-4 years)completely although they are running quite a lot behind schedule.