Joined: July 2007
||Posted: Dec. 21 2007,16:27
|Quote (andrewb @ Dec. 20 2007,18:39)|
|Quote (dslrgm @ Dec. 19 2007,20:38)|
|A Frugual install to disk does NOT use /boot/ for loading the system. This is really /Knoppix/boot/. btw.|
ONce grub is installed it does use /boot/grub on the partition that you instructed grub to install itself to. I checked overnight & the directory cdrom is where the KNOPPIX file is mounted. This is mounted read-only, hence why you can't (& wouldn't) want to edit it.
I have my Libretto set up with:
hda1 = Win98 FAT
hda2 = DSL3.x - Native Linux
hda3 = Swap
hda4 = Linux Native - used for persistent home & backup location for non-home files that are backed up
I have grub installed to use files in /boot/grub on hda2 - this can be specified when installing grub. I have DSL4RC1 (soon to be DSL4.2) loaded onto the windows partition. All that is needed is to copy the boot & knoppix directories from the CDROM (I use a usb stick to do this, or via the network using any of the OS's on the machine). I then edit the menu.lst file stored in /boot/grub on hda2 to boot DSL4 from the files stored on the windows partition, or DSl 3.x from the files on hda2.
I suspect you have not yet found the correct /boot directory, but it must be there somewhere or grub won't work!
Not on my frugal install....
All the changes are in /cdrom/boot/grub/menu.lst and those are what get applied.
/boot/grub/menu.lst is just a base setup and is not actively being used.
How can I tell? By the menu that grub presents at boot time. That is the menu in /cdrom/boot/grub/menu.lst
So our different situations is very interesting. BTW, I checked back to some old postings of when I was first getting DSL 3.4 working on this Libretto, and the /cdrom/boot/grub/menu.lst was where I was told to make mods back then (jul '07 timeframe).