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    saikee, great, that does it all for me. i'm...

    saikee,

    great, that does it all for me.

    i'm amazed that something so simple when one finally understands it eluded so many seasoned linux users and "experts" for years until you cam along.

    i...
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    saikee, ok, this is great. but, 2 more 3...

    saikee,

    ok, this is great. but, 2 more 3 related questions occur to me:
    --how do you change the grub.cfg file since it is not editable, as the menu.lst file is? can you give some details.
    --and...
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    converting system from direct to indirect booting and grub2

    hi saikee and all,

    i haven't been around the justlinux.com website in sometime, but when it comes to multi-booting and writing the menu.lst file, as per grub legacy, or now the grub.cfg file, as...
  4. saikee-- that did it! thank you.--janb

    saikee-- that did it! thank you.--janb
  5. i'm almost there! i was at last able to...

    i'm almost there!

    i was at last able to generate the menu.lst file in the directory /mnt/sda3/boot/grub.

    sda was previously partitioned as follows: 4 primary partitions, sda1 and sda2 both ...
  6. saikee, you make booting really sound "laughingly...

    saikee, you make booting really sound "laughingly simple"--in fact, i laughed long and hard when i read that.

    but as always "the devil is in the details". so here are 3 small "detail" questions: ...
  7. the same problem as before exists although i...

    the same problem as before exists although i re-partitioned. let's just leave that aside for now.

    i'm still missing something very essential and elemental, so bear in mind that i'm not a...
  8. i tried each of the commands indicated...

    i tried each of the commands indicated consecutively and they all gave the same result--"no such file or directory".

    very strange, wouldn't you say?

    the hard drive is a sata but i still have a...
  9. writing the menu.lst file to the fat 16 partition containing grub

    saikee,

    i had all the code as you indicated but when i entered the last line of code:

    gedit /mnt/sda2/boot/grub/menu.lst

    i got a page that read "/mnt/sda2/boot/grub/menu.lst is a...
  10. writing the menu.lst file to the fat 16 partition containing grub

    saikee,

    i sent a post something along these lines to this thread several days ago but it doesn't seem to be on the site. so i'll repeat:

    using your ideas on booting multiple os's with grub...
  11. Thread: A welcome message

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    Sticky: saikee, in your excellent articles re:...

    saikee, in your excellent articles re: installing/multibooting 145 systems with grub, you say it took you only about 10-15 minutes to install each one, regardless of which. i have experimented with...
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