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How to install Debian Lenny using Grub 1

I'm trying to install Debian on my macbook without using rEFIt. Fedora worked just fine before, and Debian installs allright, but it uses grub2, and the EFI just won't see it. I've tried the expert ...
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Grub hangs after x-2 seconds

We have a kiosk like terminal, with a customized Ubuntu installation (customized only in that way, that only a few packages are installed, and the installation process is unattended). The thing is, on ...
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Debian Lenny as Xen domU fails to boot

here's the thing: I have Debian Lenny running Xen dom0, and I want to install another Debian Lenny as domU. I followed the guide at Debian Wiki to the letter. Installation goes fine until Debian ...
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Copying Windows to a second drive and booting via grub?

Here is my situation: I have a netbook with an 8gb SSD as its first drive and a 32gb drive as its secondary drive. I was hoping to install windows xp on a 20gb partition and then share the remaining ...
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Debian update confuses GRUB with md0 not sda1

I removed a software RAID setup on a server I took over several years ago and everything worked fine until I upgraded the kernel the other day. It seems when debian updated the grub menu.lst file it ...
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The Gentoo live-cd shows my drives as “hda”, but booting into my own kernel shows “sda” (therefore, boot fails). What should I do?

The Gentoo live-cd shows my drives as "hda", so I followed the Gentoo handbook and configured my partitions as "hda". However, the boot failed because, when booting into my kernel, it wanted to refer ...
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Kernel Upgrade - Grub default

I'm planning on compiling my own kernel, which I've done many times before but as always there's still a chance this could go wrong and the machine could fail to reboot. This machine is within a ...
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Gentoo and GPT Grub support

Grub seems to support GPT, or so it says, there is a patch for it, however when i try to boot after installing grub into the active boot partition (ext2) it starts to boot and before grub loads any ...
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Help fixing GRUB for linux/winxp dual boot scenario

a long story here, but basically I had windows xp on sda1 aka (hd0,0) and ubuntu on sdb5 aka (hd1,4) and they were booting fine. Something messed up with ubuntu, I reinstalled, and tried to fix grub.. ...
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Boot Debian Linux from image on external USB drive

I have an external USB hard drive with one big VFAT partition. In order to run Linux occasionally on a Windows system, I'd like to maintain a Debian Linux installation in one big file (say ...
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Easy Bootloader for USB Thumb Drives

Are there any bootloaders designed for usb drives that make it easy to boot multiple distributions and utilities. I've installed sysrescuecd, supergrub, ultimate boot cd and other various linux ...
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Linux/Windows dual boot

I have a system running Ubuntu 9 and would like to install Windows 7 RC on it in a dual-boot configuration. Is there a way to make Windows play nice with grub or am I going to have to install Ubuntu ...
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Linux boot hanging after GRUB

Got an ESX server that's not booting after an array rebuild. Grub appears to be working properly, but I'm not getting any sort of response after the "boot" command. No error, no message, just a ...
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Install GRUB on NTFS

I would like to install 2 completely independent instances of Windows XP (no data should be shared) in my computer within 2 different primary partitions. I know that grub can handle booting them ...
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Grub Error 2 in Ubuntu Jaunty Server

Ran into a problem on a fresh Jaunty server install on a NAS box with 2 SATA cards controlling 6 total disks. The install runs fine, but once it completes and asks for reboot, I get Grub Error 2 on ...
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Damaged /vmlinuz and /initrd.img symbolic links after Kernel uninstall

OS: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition We just rolled back an kernel update using the following command: sudo apt-get remove linux-image-2.6.24-24-server The uninstallation was successful, but it had ...