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Hi, I'm trying to install GRUB to manage my dual-boot system. I'm very new to this, so searching around on How-To guides, this is what I've done: 1) Downloaded grub-0.97.tar.gz ...
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    [GRUB] No Grub.conf or Menu.lst


    Hi, I'm trying to install GRUB to manage my dual-boot system.

    I'm very new to this, so searching around on How-To guides, this is what I've done:

    1) Downloaded grub-0.97.tar.gz into root
    2) #tar zxvf grub-0.97.tar.gz (extract files)
    3) #cd grub-0.97 (goes to folder)
    4) #./configure (something happens...)
    5) #make
    6) #make install
    7) #grub-install /dev/hdb

    After that, I browse to my GRUB folder (/boot/grub..), but i dont see the grub.conf or the menu.lst, and i know you need one of them to configure GRUB

    Dont know if this helps but these are the files in the folder:

    default
    device.map
    e2fs_stage1_2
    fat_stage1_5
    ffs_stage1_5
    iso9660_stage1_5
    jfs_stage1_5
    minix_stage1_5
    reiser_stage1_5
    stage1
    stage2
    ufs2_stage1_5
    vstafs_stage1_5
    xfs_stage1_5

    Have i missed something out?
    Thanks

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    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    You will need to create the menu.lst file using an editor like nano. Once you have done that you need to install grub ... the grub manual should provide the info you need for this.

    I don't use Slackware but post back if you want an example file for other distros ... gentoo, suse, ubuntu etc.

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    Hey it worked!, i tried grub.conf first but that failed, so i renamed the file to menu.lst and its now working perfectly.

    But when i try to add a splashimage, it doesn't work. The version of grub i have is 0.97, and By looking around on the net, i discovered that GRUB 0.97 doesnt support splashimages, and its needs to be patched.

    So i look around the net, and find this:
    http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermai...attachment.obj

    it has a compressed file, when i've extracted the files in linux, i get aload of *.patch files.

    What do i do with them, in-order to patch my installed GRUB?

    Thanks

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    GRUB 0.97 supports slpash image but you have to convert image in GRUB supported format only.
    Code:
    convert Picture.jpg -resize 640x480 -colors 14 splash2.xpm
    gzip splash2.xpm
    mv splash2.xpm.gz /boot/grub/
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    Try grubconfig

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