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#1 2014-11-10 17:22:45

rmcellig
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Modifying GRUB on my Mac

I have three distros installed on my iMac now. Zorin Lite (sda3), Crunchbang (sda5), and Puppy Linux full install (sda6). How can I update my Grub menu to include Puppy Linux? I am now booted in Crunchbang on my Mac. I have never done this before so some guidance as to what to do would be appreciated.

Thanks!!


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#2 2014-11-10 19:02:17

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Re: Modifying GRUB on my Mac

That would depend upon which distro is "controlling" GRUB -- basically, which one did you install last (apart from Puppy)?

Whichever it was, boot it up & run `update-grub` -- this should pick up the others...
If you want, you could just boot up #! and run `grub-install` first to give it control over GRUB.

FWIW, I haven't used Puppy in ages but I thought it was designed to be run "live" (with persistence from a save file included in the squash fs) rather than installed in the traditional sense.

EDIT: If your Mac is booting in EFI-mode & using some rEFInd magic to get #! up, then all this does not apply.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2014-11-10 19:03:57)

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#3 2014-11-10 19:36:08

rmcellig
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Re: Modifying GRUB on my Mac

I tried update-grub and it worked. Thanks!

I usually use puppy from a CD but thought I would try a full install and see how it goes. I also love the simplicity of Retrovol when recording my shows. It's light and works well for my needs. I would love to use Retrovol instead of Pulseaudio in Crunchbang.


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#4 2014-11-10 19:51:47

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Re: Modifying GRUB on my Mac

rmcellig wrote:

I would love to use Retrovol instead of Pulseaudio in Crunchbang.

Download the retrovol zipfile from github, and do the ./configure, make, sudo make install dance

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