Author Topic: How to repair GRUB on a partition, *not* the MBR  (Read 8278 times)

Offline gmusser

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How to repair GRUB on a partition, *not* the MBR
« on: 2012/08/21, 14:42:51 pm »
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook as a dual-boot system, and the bootloader installation appears to have failed. Can Rescatux help? The documentation talks about restoring GRUB to the MBR, but I do *not* want to do that -- I need GRUB on a partition.

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Re: How to repair GRUB on a partition, *not* the MBR
« Reply #1 on: 2013/01/19, 11:13:19 am »
No. Rescapp can't repair Grub2 or Grub into a partition. Grub might be the easiest one to implement.

Grub2 no longer recommends to set it up in a partition so why care? The recommended setup is setting up a so called bios-grub partition which are 2 MB size and then Grub2 detects it and embeds there. Not sure if it does it by default but it surely does when it does not find a place between mbr and first partition to put itself.

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