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Old 01-30-2010, 08:48 AM
Matteo Riva
 
Default Fwd: Does lenny use grub2?

Thanks everybody for the replies, I'm still unsure on how to proceed.

When I install lenny should I let the installer proceed with its own
grub and put it in the master boot record? Will this overwrite the
current grub2?

Or should I install the lenny loader in its own partition and chainload
it from grub2 after booting back in my current system with (I guess) a
rescue disk? (not really sure if this is how chainloading works, bear
with my ignorance)

Will lenny bootloader installer see my other system and allow boot from
it as well?

Thanks again for your help.


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Old 01-30-2010, 11:04 AM
Eduardo M KALINOWSKI
 
Default Fwd: Does lenny use grub2?

On 01/30/2010 07:48 AM, Matteo Riva wrote:

When I install lenny should I let the installer proceed with its own
grub and put it in the master boot record? Will this overwrite the
current grub2?



If you have grub in MBR and in the installer you install a bootloader in
the MBR, the existing one will be overwritten.


The old system may be detected automatically and an entry for it
created. Even if not, you can always add it later.



Or should I install the lenny loader in its own partition and chainload
it from grub2 after booting back in my current system with (I guess) a
rescue disk? (not really sure if this is how chainloading works, bear
with my ignorance)



That's another option. Install it in the partition, your old MBR and
boot loader are intact. Then you boot in the old system normally (no
need for a rescue disk, your boot loader is still there) and add an
entry for your new system. Either chailoading, or booting directly.



Will lenny bootloader installer see my other system and allow boot from
it as well?



Yes, you can boot several systems off one boot loader.

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