Linux Orbit: GRUB in Debian HOWTO

[ Thanks to John
for this link. ]

“Why use GRUB instead of LILO? Well, if you’re reading this
HOWTO, you’re likely to already have your reasons for switching.
But to give a couple quick reasons, you only install GRUB in your
MBR once, it doesn’t need to be reinstalled each kernel change like
LILO, and you can also edit the boot entries, etc. from GRUB itself
without having to boot first and change the config file. These are
just some of my reasons, you can find more for yourself–but how do
you set it up the Debian way? This HOWTO will show you how to
install the GRUB bootloader, configure it, create GRUB boot
floppies and keep your GRUB configuration up to date with your
latest installed kernels easily. Here are a few pre-requisites you
should already have before you continue:

  • “Internet connection (dialup or lan) for apt-get’ing
  • “floppy(s) for boot floppy (optional)
  • “Know your system partition info (for example, knowing
    /dev/hda1 is Debian, /dev/hda2 is Red Hat, /dev/hda3 is your
    Windows install)
  • “Debian 3.0 (woody) or newer
  • “rescue disk in case anything goes wrong…!”

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