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Linux Mint + MX Linux + Windoze....is that possible on 1 PC?

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Re: Linux Mint + MX Linux + Windoze....is that possible on 1 PC?

#11 Post by HessenZone » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:56 am

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Re: Linux Mint + MX Linux + Windoze....is that possible on 1 PC?

#12 Post by Stevo » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:16 pm

For those that have installed Mint, does its installer allow for installing GRUB in the root of the install instead of on the MBR or in the UEFI boot section? This would be so I could chainload it using the MX 17 GRUB install. If I did that, then I'd have the situation in the thread title.

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Re: Linux Mint + MX Linux + Windoze....is that possible on 1 PC?

#13 Post by Richard » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:47 pm

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Re: Linux Mint + MX Linux + Windoze....is that possible on 1 PC?

#14 Post by fehlix » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:53 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:16 pm
For those that have installed Mint, does its installer allow for installing GRUB in the root of the install instead of on the MBR or in the UEFI boot section? This would be so I could chainload it using the MX 17 GRUB install. If I did that, then I'd have the situation in the thread title.
Yes. You can install MINT's grub (or any other grub2) into pmbr partion and you could chainload the PMBR of that root-partiton, but you don't have to create the mbr/pmbr boot-recoed (or UEFI-menu envars), et all.
Its even easier and potentialy more robust to not chainload the PMBR from the root-partion
but instead to chainload grub's core.img through grub's muiltiboot chainloading feature.
The reason why it is not so robust, is that any modifcation of the partition-table entry, will also make the PMBR-boatloader information invalid, while chainloading into grubs core.img is more robust as long as you do not touch (move/copy) the core.img.
Here two typical grub-menu entries for Mint and MX I do use within grub's custom.cfg utilising multiboot chainloading :

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    menuentry 'GRUB MULTIBOOT Linux Mint MATE 18  64-bit (/dev/sda5 mim18m33)' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'grub-multiboot-08b6acd3-467d-484b-b43c-9253903bb7e6' {
    # ----------------------------------
      savedefault
        insmod part_gpt
        insmod ext2
        # /dev/sda5: LABEL="mim18m33" UUID="08b6acd3-467d-484b-b43c-9253903bb7e6" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="98d423f1-45ef-47f9-9eae-fa361b2e7c5e"
        set root='hd0,gpt5'
        if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt5 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,gpt5  08b6acd3-467d-484b-b43c-9253903bb7e6
        else
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 08b6acd3-467d-484b-b43c-9253903bb7e6
        fi
        set OS_boot_config='/boot/grub/grub.cfg'
        multiboot /boot/grub/i386-pc/core.img
    }

    menuentry 'GRUB MULTIBOOT MX 17 Horizon (on /dev/sda6)' --class mx --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'grub-multiboot-7bfc8e75-74bd-442e-8d45-fbe88dfcb321' {
    # ----------------------------------
      savedefault
      insmod part_gpt
      insmod ext2
      # /dev/sda6: LABEL="mx17" UUID="7bfc8e75-74bd-442e-8d45-fbe88dfcb321" TYPE="ext4"
      set root='hd0,gpt6'
		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt6 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt6 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,gpt6  7bfc8e75-74bd-442e-8d45-fbe88dfcb321
		else
		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 7bfc8e75-74bd-442e-8d45-fbe88dfcb321
		fi
        set OS_boot_config='/boot/grub/grub.cfg'
        multiboot /boot/grub/i386-pc/core.img
    }
The identical multiboot-chainloadig works for UEFI-system too.
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