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If you want to boot KolibriOS with GRUB, you need to do this:
 
If you want to boot KolibriOS with GRUB, you need to do this:
* Install Syslinux.
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* Install Syslinux (if not installed).
* Copy /usr/lib/syslinux/memdisk to /boot
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* Copy /usr/lib/syslinux/memdisk to /boot (or take it from distro).
* Point your config "root"-entry to your FAT or NTFS-partition, where the image resides, and write the kernel-entry with (hd0,0)/boot/memdisk or where ever your linux partition is.
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* Point your config "root"-entry to the partition, where the image resides, and write the kernel-entry with (hd0,0)/boot/memdisk or where ever your linux partition is.
 
* Add these lines to your grub.conf:
 
* Add these lines to your grub.conf:
Code:
 
  
 
  label KoOS
 
  label KoOS
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== GRUB2 ==
 
== GRUB2 ==
  
Note that grub2 configs to edit are placed in /etc/grub and /etc/default. Do not edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg file!
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Add these lines to one of the files in /etc/grub (grub.d):
 
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Code:
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  menuentry "KolibriOS" {
 
  menuentry "KolibriOS" {
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         initrd16 /kolibri.img
 
         initrd16 /kolibri.img
 
  }
 
  }
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Then run "sudo update-grub".
  
 
== Limitations ==
 
== Limitations ==

Latest revision as of 14:23, 16 February 2017

GRUB1 (GRUB legacy)

If you want to boot KolibriOS with GRUB, you need to do this:

  • Install Syslinux (if not installed).
  • Copy /usr/lib/syslinux/memdisk to /boot (or take it from distro).
  • Point your config "root"-entry to the partition, where the image resides, and write the kernel-entry with (hd0,0)/boot/memdisk or where ever your linux partition is.
  • Add these lines to your grub.conf:
label KoOS
  root (hd0,0)  # edit this to your correct partition, given example is hda1
  kernel /boot/memdisk
  initrd /boot/kolibri.img

GRUB2

Add these lines to one of the files in /etc/grub (grub.d):

menuentry "KolibriOS" {
       set root='(hd0,5)'    # edit this to your correct partition, given example is sda5
       linux16 /memdisk
       initrd16 /kolibri.img
}

Then run "sudo update-grub".

Limitations

  • The kernel cannot save boot settings.