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INFO: GRUB2 – 101 Class

Purpose: Since the next generation of GRUB, GRUB2, is slowly trickling down to all major Linux distribution, I thought about writing a basic post regarding GRUB2, which discusses some of the fundamental change in GRUB2. Also the documentation on GRUB2 is not very extensive at this point of time. I am assuming that you have […]

TIP: Resolving grub-probe warning message on libata transition

I have been using my hard drive since last 2 years for various trial and error purpose (don’t we all love that!). I keep shifting my hard drive to different types of machines belonging to different architectures. One fine day I suddenly started noticing the following message (in red) whenever I use to upgrade/install/un-install a […]

HOWTO: How to erase, un-install GRUB from MBR to restore Windows/DOS bootloader

Purpose: Dual-boot setup in which you have Windows and Linux installed on the same hard drive (on different partitions) is a very common technique. Many people decide to un-install Linux and that’s when they get into trouble. They can’t seem to get rid off GRUB from the MBR and whenever they try to boot from […]

TIP: Set the default GRUB entry to boot from GRUB menu

Suppose you have multiple kernels installed on your Linux system and your GRUB menu looks something like this: Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-deb-ws – Kernel 0 Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-deb-ws (single-user mode) – Kernel 1 Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-1-amd64 – Kernel 2 Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-1-amd64 (single-user mode) – Kernel 3 Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686 – […]

Installing Linux on USB – Part 6: Create a DOS and Linux bootable USB flash drive

Welcome to the part 6 of “Installing Linux on USB” series. In this part we will learn how to create a USB flash drive which can boot into Linux and DOS both using GRUB. Purpose: In this post we will try to create a handy USB flash drive which has MS-DOS partition and a Linux […]

Installing Linux on USB – Part 5: Installing Debian Linux on USB flash memory drives

Welcome to the part 5 of “Installing Linux on USB” series. In this part we are going to learn how to install Linux on a USB Flash memory drive. Please remember that a USB flash drive is different than a USB hard drive.  Please refer to our part 1 to see the differences. Purpose: In […]

Tip: Windows XP/Vista does not boot from GRUB2 or GRUB-PC

Purpose: Wondering why Windows XP or (Windows Vista) on your dual-boot computer, i.e. having Windows XP and Linux installed, is not able to boot? The answer is that either there is a bug in the GRUB2 package or IDE disk naming convention has changed in GRUB2 from legacy GRUB. Are you getting following error messages […]

HOWTO: Splash Images with GRUB2 and GRUB-PC on Debian Linux

Purpose: This post is a follow-up of my previous post which had explained how to install GRUB splash images with “grub” package (legacy one). Couple of people requested to show how to do this with the new version of GRUB i.e. GRUB2 or GRUB-PC. So in this article we will learn how to install GRUB […]

HOWTO: Add a GRUB Splash Image in Debian Linux

Purpose: Are you tired of seeing the plain old (black background and blue blox) Grub screen when you turn on your computer to boot Linux? If yes, then here is a quick and easy way to install a fancy Grub Image in less than 2 minutes. Note: This is not the same as installing “bootsplash” […]

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