Friday, May 6, 2011

How to Install GRUB Legacy

All major distributions are switching over or have already switched over to GRUB2 , but there are few which are still using GRUB Legacy. Below is a simple method of installing GRUB Legacy on debian which can be used on other distros also using their own package managers .

  •  Install grub package    
       # apt-get install grub

  • Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst (Use can use for sample /usr/share/doc/grub-0.97/menu.lst) 
# Sample boot menu configuration file
   # Boot automatically after 5 secs.
    timeout 5
# By default, boot the first entry.
     default 0

      title Linux
  kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda5
  initrd /boot/initrd.img
(replace /dev/sda5 with your root partition name)
  • Install loader to MBR
# grub-install /dev/sda
  • Reboot system to check that bootloader works properly
    or not