Solved installing boot loader when linux installed on 2nd hdd

June 10, 2012 at 06:21:59
Specs: Windows 7
HI.
how to install linux boot loader when we've installed linux on second partition of second hard disk?

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June 12, 2012 at 08:37:55
What bootloader do you have on the first HDDs first partition?
I guess a windows bootloader, right?
And I further guess, you didn't get the choice to select your linux for booting, right?

If so, you have to make an additional entry in the windows bootloader, for your linux partition.
The easiest way to manage that is to download and install EasyBSD for windows.



#1
June 10, 2012 at 09:46:59
Might try supergrub disk.

A bit more information about what you have and what you did would be in order.

Hang up and live.


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#2
June 11, 2012 at 12:05:19
Hi
tnx for answer.
I've installed linux bt5r2 on second partition of second hard disk.
i created three partitions like this:
1. ext 4 with "/" mount point (root partition)
2. ext 4 with "/boot" mount point (boot partition)
3. swap partition
now, when i boot my second hard disk, it does not load linux os and it stops on a black screen with "GRUP _ " written on screen.
Why linux does not load?
tnx again.

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#3
June 11, 2012 at 13:09:19
Backtrack is a distro for experts.

Hang up and live.


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#4
June 11, 2012 at 13:19:19
it's a debian based distro.
it has hacking tools.
There is no difference between installation of ubuntu and bt :)
So do you know whats the problem?

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#5
June 11, 2012 at 15:27:07
What happens, when you switch the second partition on the second hard drive to active partition (bootable).

BTW: Have you swapped the hard drives in the system bios, so that the second hard drive becomes the first and vice versa, just for linux installation?
And have you switched it back after the installation?
That would make clear, why the linux partition will not boot.


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#6
June 11, 2012 at 17:44:16
There is nothing in that distro that you can use.

Install Ubuntu or Debian then, I'll be more than happy to help you with those.

Hang up and live.


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#7
June 12, 2012 at 04:06:02
thanks for answers.
paulsep,
I tried to set flag of any of 2nd disk's partition as ACTIVE by cmd but couldn't change.
"The ACTIVE command can only be used on fixed MBR disks."
BTW: Does we need to do so when we have installed a boot loader on a primary partition??
No. i did not swapped hard drives in system bios while installing. (second disk is slave)
tnx.

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#8
June 12, 2012 at 08:37:55
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What bootloader do you have on the first HDDs first partition?
I guess a windows bootloader, right?
And I further guess, you didn't get the choice to select your linux for booting, right?

If so, you have to make an additional entry in the windows bootloader, for your linux partition.
The easiest way to manage that is to download and install EasyBSD for windows.


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#9
June 12, 2012 at 10:10:30
Thanks again for your help paulsep,
I've Windows seven ultimate installed on first hard drive.
Yes, i didn't get any choice to boot linux (i booted my second hard drive but as i told above, a black screen with grub _ loaded and nothing else happens)
if i add a boot entry for win 7 boot loader that installed on first hard disk , would it be possible booting linux that has been installed on second hard disk?
i'm going to download EasyBSD.

(if my sentences have problems ,Sorry..)


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#10
June 12, 2012 at 10:32:16
Yes, and only when the Windows HDD is the first drive.
The GRUB bootloader is aware of where it was installed to, to HDD2.
But when you switch it in system bios, Linux HDD2 becomes HDD1.
GRUBs configuration says, that Linux is installed on HDD2, which now hold you Win7 and therefore GRUB can't find and start Linux.

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