Monday, July 7, 2014

Boot Into Multiple Operating Systems With Grub

Posted by Savita Sathe
GRUB may be the ugly yet essential software that enables you into multiple os's (like win and Linux) on the same computer. Sturdy as simplistic like a GUI could possibly get, but you may still personalize it a little using the free GRUB Customizer application for Linux.

The aim is as well either XP Home or RedHat Linux using GRUB. This process assumes a functional A linux systemunix is available on the separate drive, as well as in this situation a drive which has Linux RAID1 disk reflecting. Disk reflecting can be used mainly as a good way to repeat, but copying can be achieved by mounting the partitions from the disk employed for dual startup towards the existing Linux drive which was kicked from, and by hand copying the sites over.

The general process:

1) blank hard disk drive by which Home windows XP is going to be loaded from the Compact disc right into a partition of under 1020 cylinders *(1).

2) hard disk will be installed right into a Linux PC like a secondary drive and fdisk setup for that Linux partitions and also the optional FAT32 partition, Linux boot partition set, then formatted (mkfs.ext3, etc.)

3) the drive  then has got the Linux replicated into it in the primary Linux drive using either disk reflecting or manual copying by mounting the partitions towards the primary drive, then replicated while using clubpenguin command.

4) a bootable MBR is produced around the secondary drive.

5) grub.conf is edited for boot sequence.

You can also customize grub. GRUB Customizer can help you do things like:
  1.     boost the default position of Home windows in boot menu
  2.     alter the timeout duration, or override the GRUB menu altogether
  3.     alter the theme, resolution, and colours from the menu

Should you dual-boot (or triple-boot the greater, the better!) os's on your pc, and Linux is one, GRUB Customizer is really a helpful application to possess.

You'll find GRUB Customizer inside your Linux distro’s software repository (like Software Center in Ubuntu), or find out more here.
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