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Grub 2

  • command that generates and prints out configuration:
  • save configuration
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
  • get OS's list of labels
grep ^menuentry /boot/grub2/grub.cfg | cut -d "'" -f2
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (12.04)
Gentoo Base System release 2.1
  • show actual default entry
grub2-editenv list
saved_entry=Fedora Linux, with Linux 3.6.6-1.fc17.i686.PAE
  • alter default entry
grub2-set-default "Gentoo Base System release 2.1"
  • check...
grub2-editenv list
saved_entry=Gentoo Base System release 2.1

Grub 1.X

Link a una documentazione...

Installing GRUB in the Master Boot Record

  • Con grub-install
grub-install /dev/hda

o meglio... (se si sta installando il sistema)

chroot /mnt/sysimage/
    • con la directory boot sta nella /
/sbin/grub-install --root-directory=/boot /dev/md1
    • con la directory boot è una partizione
/sbin/grub-install --root-directory=/ /dev/md0
  • find grub copies:
grub> find /grub/stage1
  • or...
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
  • grub (/usr/sbin/grub)
grub> device (hd0) /dev/sdb (/dev/hdb for ide)
grub> root (hd0,0)          (La partizione di boot, Disco 0 Partizione 0)
grub> setup (hd0)           (Installa GRUB nel MBR)
grub> quit                  (Esci dalla shell GRUB)

Immagine sfondo grub

   1. xpm.gz file
   2. 640x480
   3. 14 colors
   4. copiare in /boot/grub
   5. gzip myfile.xpm

VGA modes

| 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024
256 | 0x301 0x303 0x305 0x307
32k | 0x310 0x313 0x316 0x319
64k | 0x311 0x314 0x317 0x31A
16M | 0x312 0x315 0x318 0x31B