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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: Install Grub on a non Linux System? Reply with quote

Hi!
I wonder how it would be possible to install Grub (legacy) onto a machine that probably only runs Windows...
Of course on a seperate ext2/3/4 partition for convenience... Suggestions welcome...
I want to do this to extract the Acronis True Image kernel onto that partition too and have an option for recovery...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Install grub4dos to the windows partition, chainload it from the windows bootloader.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that, but I'd rather use a dedicated Linux partition... Also I think it will be easier for me to setup the linux version...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd fetch Systemrescuecd install it on an USB thumb drive then setup a partition for whatever you want to install on it, install grub and you're done.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tolstoi: Yeah, that's what I thought of. But just setting grub up via command line under sysrescd isn't enough, is it? I think it expects files under /boot. I have no idea if there's a binary for that?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it only needs a boot directory for the configuration files and not a proper boot directory for a fully working linux system. So if you set up a small ext2 partition after your Windows partition, create a boot folder where grub can install its files, that should do. But I'm just guessing here and it should only work with grub legacy and not with grub2.
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