Re: Grub 2 Basics
The live CD runs pretty slow, particularly booting up. You are working from the CD not a hard drive. It is slow. It does speed up some as more and more stuff gets onto the ram (if you have enough ram).
If you have an external and install on it you can work from it faster. The CD is safer as you will not be interfering with grub in any way.
It is good to hear that the Mac install is on the grub.cfg file. Did it look right? That would be my concern. If it is right and you know how to fix the Mac bootloader back onto the MBR, then I would put grub on there and find out if it works.
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