Yes, that is basically what I was saying it does (except for the part about bypassing the Linux Grub)...Not really, if I select the first entry in the NeoGrub menu, it boots directly into Linux, completely bypassing the Linux GRUB (or so it seems).
What were you expecting it to do?
Present another menu?
What that entry does is basically pass control over to the Linux Grub on the Linux partition.
It bypasses the Linux menu.lst, but it still passes control over to the Linux grub bootloader on the Linux partition.Here's what happens:
Computer starts up
Windows 7 Bootloader shows up with two options: Windows 7 and NeoGrub
If I select NeoGrub, then the whole array of options we inserted comes up, with Mac OS X as the last one.
If I select the first one (Ubuntu 9.04), Linux loads immediately, bypassing the GRUB which is already installed on its bootsector (or so it seems - at any rate, the options do not show up).
The Linux entries (excluding the first entry) in your NeoGrub menu.lst are supposed to boot linux directly, via the Linux bootloader on the Linux partition. In my opinion, having each option call up another menu would kind of defeat the purpose, would it not? :brows: Is that what you want it to do?If I select the last option (Mac OS X), then what actually loads is the good old Ubuntu GRUB menu (which at this point is identical to the NeoGrub, the only difference being, I had set up my Linux GRUB to have Mac OS X as default and to time out in 2 seconds, hence I recognise it). I repeat, the old Linux GRUB will not be evoked via any other option from NeoGrub, apart from the last one, which is Mac OS X. All other options boot directly into Linux, as, of course, expected.
They do not (and I repeat, they do NOT) "bypass the old Linux GRUB". What happens is they call up the Linux kernel (not the menu.lst, which presents the linux grub menu; don't confuse the two) on the Linux partition, and basically start the loading process of Ubuntu. Now, if you meant they bypass the Ubuntu menu.lst on the Ubuntu partition, then yes, they do.
Ok, well as stated previously, I don't know a whole lot about the OS X bootloader, but I can see that what you just said makes sense. The reason the OS X bootloader option calls up the menu.lst on the Ubuntu partition, is because you used the "root (hd2,1)" line which tells it the bootloader (namely, OS X's) it should load is on that partition, and the "kernel /boot/grub/boot" line basically tells it that the bootloader is the "boot" file. Did you add any options to that "boot" file?Within the Ubuntu /boot/grub folder, I have pasted the "boot" file from the Mac OS X bootloader. Once launched by Grub, this file will start "looking" for the rest of the bootloader in all available partitions. Once it finds it, it will ask for confirmation and, depending on the timeout, it will start loading.
If not, then my guess is the reason the Linux menu.lst on the Ubuntu partition is read from, is because you may have added more lines to the OS X entry in the NeoGrub menu.lst than I had, or altered it, so its looking for Grub instead of OS X's bootloader.
Wrong. The whole point of me telling you to do that is so you don't configure it manually. If you leave it the way it is, NeoGrub will get installed, and its menu.lst will look for the Grub on the Ubuntu partition, and chainload it. The purpose of that part of those instructions is so Ubuntu boots by a single entry in the boot menu (namely, Win 7's), and you don't have multiple entries which serve different purposes, which I gather is what you don't want.Back to EasyBCD 2.0, r. 61:
When I remove NeoGrub and I attempt to add Linux from the menu, I have two options:
1) I can check the "GRUB isn't installed to the MBR/bootsector" option. If I do that, EasyBCD always installs NeoGRUB, which then needs to be configured.
That is because when you don't check the box, it will not work if Linux is on a different drive than Windows (as yours is). That is why I stated to check the box. :brows:2) I can leave the "GRUB isn't installed to the MBR/bootsector" unchecked. If I do that, and select Linux on startup, the screen just shows "GRUB" and hangs.
Use the MBR mode.Installing Mac OS X via EasyBCD gives the message that it requires NeoGrub to be installed for EFI mode. I can also attempt the MBR mode, but I am not sure what that will give me.