Lost In Cyberia Posted April 6, 2016 Share Posted April 6, 2016 Hey everyone, while taking my morning and going through the GRUB manual: Grub Install I came across two questions that are picking at me. This is in regards to an MBR partitioned disk. There are apparently two "main" methods to installing GRUB to an MBR style disk. We can insert GRUB after the leading chunk of MBR on the disk, and before the first partition. Or we can install GRUB to a specified partition itself. (Usually the first). Do i have this right? So my questions are thus: 1. If the first option is chosen, to insert the bootloader after the MBR, would we still have a /boot/grub directory? Or would this directory, along with the core GRUB img, (/boot/grub/i386-pc/core.img) be installed then in the area after the MBR? 2. Does this imply that having a /boot/grub directory and general grub files, mean that GRUB is installed on your partition? 3. I then read from other sources that GRUB is installed IN the MBR? Is this just a difference in syntax? It sounds like it's different than doing it after the MBR and before the 1st partition. 4. If you put /boot onto a separate partition. Does this work the same way as it being installed on say /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2? Thanks everyone, hope these make sense... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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