Joined: April 2007
||Posted: June 26 2008,17:15
I've recently been playing around with some other distros, and decided to do it without installing GRUB on my HDD. That works just fine; I can just pop in a USB GRUB stick, enter my settings manually, and *POOF* Fedora 9 boots.
The problem is that my DSL 4.4 uses GRUB 0.91, and (it seems) the newer kernels need 0.97. So far I've managed to totally trash my DSL stick's GRUB in a botched attempt to upgrade it ( no worries, I've backups somewhere). I'm about to set off on a quest to redo my DSL stick and try to do it right. In this case, doing it right will mean installing grub to the /boot partion of my fedora install, and using that to install the newer GRUB over the old one in my DSL stick. This is instead of just trying to dd the GRUB stage_1 and stage_2 onto the DSL stick.
The question is:
why are we using such an old version of GRUB? is it size? or are there real compatibility issues that will doom my second attempt?