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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 1: Difference between USB hard drive and USB Flash (or Jump or thumb) drive

Welcome to the part 1 of “Installing Linux on USB” series. Last week I made an announcement that I am planning to write a series of article on Installing Linux on USB drives – Hard Drive and Jump Drive. Also I had created a poll (my first ever poll!) to see how much interest is […]

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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