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  1. Thread: GPT over MBR?

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    [SOLVED] GPT over MBR?

    While considering installing FreeBSD alongside 7 other Linux distros I learned it recommends using the GPT arrangement of the HDD, especially if you're going to have several bootable OS's.

    After...
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    [lubuntu] Re: file system types (which is the best?)

    @killermist - Thanks very much for that info; just over the years, learning more about different distros and such I'm now wondering if I'd missed out on perhaps faster performance by always choosing...
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    [lubuntu] Re: file system types (which is the best?)

    @dlambert: yes I've run into similar trouble, like GRUB2 not recognizing...I think it was btrfs in that particular case. And thanks for the info.

    @hansdown; yes, very informative, thank you. As I...
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    [lubuntu] file system types (which is the best?)

    Up until now I've stuck with Ext3 or 4 -- but lately, after hearing about alternatives (XFS, btrfs, reiserfs)I'm curious if these are better choices.

    Also I'm wondering if the particular distro...
  5. Thread: gurb help

    by Shmook
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    [ubuntu] Re: gurb help

    Easiest solution: download and burn to cd: boot-repair-disk and choose the first "recommended" action to get things back to normal.
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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB Legacy issues: no web access

    @ottosykora: yes I noticed that too, but found no other initrd files in /boot -- however that was the last one i'd set up that night so I didn't see the README file describing how to build the initrd...
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    [SOLVED] GRUB Legacy issues: no web access

    Hi all, so I spent this weekend installing about 6 OS's and messing around with GRUB2 enough times to make me go back to "menu.lst" GRUB (awesome social life here;)

    And now I thought I'd done...
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    [all variants] GRUB legacy + partition issues

    So I've got 4 OS's installed on one HD, and everything had been going fine. Until the other day I installed PCLOS and things got strange, 2 issues arose:

    1: I installed it on what was previously...
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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB won't boot new kernel!

    You're right amjjawad -- after thinking about it for a minute it is pretty much identical -- both times AB had not been recognized for some reason. What confused me (and led me to think this was a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB won't boot new kernel!

    @amjjawad...whoops #-o I forgot we'd covered that. And yeah these were similar cases, but different instances yknow.

    @oldfred -- do I read you correctly -- I should ultimately use legacy instead...
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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB won't boot new kernel!

    ^and also -- I usually just install GRUB to MBR but if I'm saving it to a partition does it matter if it's extended or primary? Based on what I've read it doesn't make a difference, though some folks...
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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB won't boot new kernel!

    Sorry, I got involved in my other issue, Sabayon and how it treats my NTFS drive. ANYWAY:

    Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011


    ============================= Boot Info...
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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB won't boot new kernel!

    dyyaum! Why do they have to make such an enticing distro like archbang so difficult to have fun with! I can boot it -- it just runs the old 2.6....whatever kernel, after having just installed...
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    [SOLVED] GRUB won't boot new kernel!

    So I've installed GRUB2 through Lubuntu 11.10, using Grub-Customizer, to the MBR. Everythings great, it's found all my OS's, no problem.

    Now though, one OS (ArchBang) updated its kernel! I've gone...
  15. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB issue

    Okay, issue resolved, though I still haven't wrapped my head around exactly what the issue was. My best guess is another OS had written its GRUB entries to the MBR while I was updating-grub here in...
  16. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB issue

    One more thing: what program do you recommend for the formatting of a partition. Last time I tried using DBAN and ended up losing ALL my oggs and porn...it was terrible. Or just format it during the...
  17. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB issue

    Okay, so GRUB'ing from a particular partition is preferred over installing it on the MBR?


    Yes, precisely...it might not have been during the Ubuntu installation; I always reinstall GRUB to MBR...
  18. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB issue

    Sorry for my absence, I slept for a few weeks, but the problem still exists, with a few minor changes. I installed Ubuntu 11.10, which is where I "grub" from; and still nothing has changed -- that...
  19. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB issue

    D-d-d-d-damn! same output when GRUB boots up; I also ran grub-customizer and it didn't find Arch, so that was no help.

    Here's a brief summary of the program from...
  20. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB issue

    @Quackers -- yeah all of this has been done under Mint katya

    @ajgreeny -- just ran that command with no error reported -- I'll restart and see wassap -- thanks a bunch
  21. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB issue

    So is what you think that I should try to make Mint re-write its GRUB output to MBR??
  22. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB issue

    @ajgreeny -- hmm this is interesting; so it sees it when I'm updating grub, but it's not here when I used the command you asked for:


    sans@iceblock ~ $ grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg...
  23. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB issue

    @amjjawad: right, exactly

    @ajgreeny: I'm quite sure I have tried scrolling down but I'd feel pretty damn stupid if that was the problem...and that's really strange having to adjust BIOS to use...
  24. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB issue

    Yeah I tried it both ways (update-grub, update-grub2, one at a time, in succession, etc...) and both found them every time, but I'm unable to load it because it doesn't even show up in the GRUB menu...
  25. Thread: GRUB issue

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    [SOLVED] GRUB issue

    I've been heavy distro-hoppin lately and have 4 installed right now and the only trouble is that using "update-grub" as well as "update-grub2" have both worked fine -- finding all the installed OS's;...
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