Author Topic: How to use Grub without a Linux distro installed on HDD  (Read 7735 times)

Offline qkiel

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Hi,
Is it possible to use grub without having a linux distro installed on hdd?
My situasion is this:
- winXP on 1st partition
- pc-bsd (freeBSD) on 2nd partition
With Rescatux I can put Grub in MBR but I'm not sure if I can edit menus permanently.
All tutorials require installed linux distro to change menu.1st file and then update grub.
http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Dual_Booting#GRUB

Can i set up working Grub using only Rescatux?
What entries should I make to be able to boot both systems?

menuentry "Windows XP" {
set root=(hd0,1)
chainloader +1
}

menuentry "PCBSD 9.0" {
set root=(hd0,2)
chainloader +1
}

???

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Re: How to use Grub without a Linux distro installed on HDD
« Reply #1 on: 2012/03/03, 10:11:45 am »
If Grub2 can read your partition you should be able to recreate /boot/grub folder in that partition and then install grub2 to the mbr (from a live cd).

I'm not so good at grub2 so I can't give you more instructions on how to do that. Maybe Jordan Uggla might see this message and reply you.

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