|Subject:||Installing Grub2 To Manage Window 8+ Systems|
|Date:||Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:51:05 +0000|
Our company rents hundreds of computers to clients for short term events. The networks can be as large as 200+ laptops per event. To easily deploy these laptops we created years ago a Grub Legacy solution that lets us boot to a Grub menu and have the choice to boot the installed OS or to use Ghost to re-image the hard drive with some other standard OS configuration.
With the advent EFI and GPT, we are looking at moving to a Grub 2 with Clonezilla as the imaging software. We are attempting to inject Grub 2 into the EFI partition and have that boot first and show a menu. The only way we have been able to do this is using Ubuntu to install and manage Grub. We are hoping to not have to maintain a Linux partition on the systems if at all possible.
Is there a way to install Grub into the EFI partition to work stand alone?
Is there a way to install Grub into the EFI partition but have it reference a FAT partition (that doesn’t have an OS) for the config files?
Can we direct Grub to reference the config files in a folder in the EFI partition?
Would a live type installation work better (like the live USB from Clonezilla)?
I don’t know if I am asking questions that make sense yet.
Any advice will be appreciated.
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