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i tried an ubuntu 5.10 install just now and yet again grub lets the distro down first boot. that counts fedora, ubuntu and slackware (tgz packaged) as distros in which ...
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    it clicked.. has anyone else noticed this about grub?


    i tried an ubuntu 5.10 install just now and yet again grub lets the distro down first boot.

    that counts fedora, ubuntu and slackware (tgz packaged) as distros in which grub comes by default or can be installed seperatly (ie slackware).

    anybody else noticed this? alot?

    any other distros that have problems with grub straight off the bat?

    btw, this is NOT to bag out grub. i like it when it works.

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    Re: it clicked.. has anyone else noticed this about grub?

    Quote Originally Posted by Weedman
    any other distros that have problems with grub straight off the bat?
    I think that Grub is Grub, no matter what distro you use. Of the bad installs you have had, are any of them like this:
    Boot to first IDE drive,
    install distro to first IDE drive,
    install Grub to MBR of the first (Primary Master) hard drive
    ?

    Most problems I have seen are for installs on other-than-first hard drives.
    /IMHO
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    If you're wondering, on my Gentoo system, Grub works fine. I compiled it from source and manually edited its config files, etc by hand. It worked right off the bat, the first time I booted it, because I'd done it before.
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    yet again like everything else it seems that it is my configuration that stuffs everything up.

    btw, mandrake 10 with grub is the only distro that worked straight off the bat.
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    Re: it clicked.. has anyone else noticed this about grub?

    My experience has been the complete opposite. Grub has rarely if ever failed me. If it has it's always because I have misconfigured something. In fact, I think Grub is the best boot loader out there. I'm presently running 5 distros on my hardrive plus Windows XP. Grub gets me to all of them every time I boot.
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