GRUB Installation After Windows Installation
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GRUB Installation[edit | edit source]
Installation of GRUB is a two step process. The first step is to install or build GRUB in a host OS environment, and for this we will use Linux. The second step is to install and configure GRUB as the boot loader for your system.
Compile GRUB Source Code
The first step is the usual: download the source archive, untar it, configure and make install. Assuming you have found a source mirror (see the GRUB home page to find one) and downloaded the source distribution into a suitable working directory, continue with:
tar -xzvf grub-0.97.tar.gz cd grub-0.97 ./configure make make install
This should create the executables: grub, grub-install and mbchk; install support files in /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/, and install the GNU information manual and man pages. For the second step of installation, we will first build and work with a GRUB bootable CD.
Preparing a GRUB Bootable CD
Follow the steps and build your GRUB Bootable CD
mkdir iso mkdir -p iso/boot/grub cp /usr/lib/grub/i386pc/stage2_eltorito iso/boot/grub mkisofs -R -b boot/grub/stage2_eltorito -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o grub.iso iso
Install GRUB on MBR
Reboot your system with “GRUB Installation CD”, after load stage1 you find a grub shell. Run the following command to find which partition of your system, Linux is installed.
Suppose your Linux Distribution is installed on your first Primary partition, then the output is
then you install the GRUB on your Hard Disk Master Boot Record (MBR). The steps are as following.
grub>root (hd0,1) grub>setup (hd0) grub>quit
The GRUB Install process is now complete. Reboot your system.