On Monday 20 March 2006 12:30, Darragh Bailey wrote:
> > (2) I decided after all this to install grub,
> > so I downloaded GRUB*.mo and ran mo2dir .
> > This transferred the grub files to /usr/share/
> > but didn't install them in /boot/grub as I had expected.
> > I've actually never had an mo2dir that worked perfectly.
> > It is definitely quite a bit inferior to yum install under Fedora.
>> With grub I don't believe that the files placed under /boot/grub are put
> there by the packages in any distribution. They are put there by running
> something like grub-install (if the script is present) or by manually
> copying the files across to that location and
> entering the grub shell and performing the install.
I tried grub-install, and it did not work -
it said it did not find the stage1 file.
I had to copy the grub files from /usr/share to /boot .
It may be, as you say, that this has to be done for other distributions -
I don't know, as all the other distros I have used
install grub as part of the installation of the OS.
Is slackware generally faithful to LILO?
Incidentally, I tried mo2dir for various "modules" -
PAN, firefox, and a couple of others from the slax site -
and they all had problems with library files either not found,
or else the wrong version.
I guess there probably is a simple way of sorting this out,
but I didn't find it.
As I said, I think Slax is designed as a live CD system,
rather than being intended to run on the hard disk.
Having said that, it runs very well.
Konqueror seems much faster than firefox,
even if it is missing a few firefox features.
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