sorry for another grub thread
I hate to add to the grub clutter, but I have a small question that I want to ask without hijacking another thread.
I have been searching here, and googling for info, and reading the GRUB manual at www.gnu.org. A plethora of my Qs have been answer, except for a few.
- Is this right? > When PC boots up, bios loads stage1 from MBR. stage1 then looks for menu.lst from a particular partition. I am aware not all distros use menu.lst. How can the target of menu.lst be changed? I mean besides running yast in opensuse, or other such programs from "within" the operating system. Are there any configuration files written in human-readable format that allow one to change the target for menu.lst ? Say I have 4 different menu.lst files in different partitions of a single device (HD), how can I point grub to the first one, or to the second, without using tools found "inside" other OS or distros? Can the changes be made from inside the grub> command line option?
- is this right? > Once an OS is selected from the menu, the corresponding stage2 proceeds to boot the OS. The stage2 file resides in the distro's /boot dir.
- Where are stage1 and stage1.5 located on the hard drive? In which partition(s)?