• Boot from old laptop HDD. Manually add boot option.


    Hello the Antergos community.

    First of all 2 weeks ago my ancient laptop died. I recovered the hdd and put it into a dock so I can access my old folders.

    I also had a dual boot with Antergos on this hdd, and now I want to boot on this partition with my new laptop. (Tell me if you think it is impossible)

    What I achieved :
    - Plug the hdd on new Laptop
    - Access the bios (from Asus laptop running Windows 10)
    - Ancient windows boot option appeared as a viable boot option in the bios

    I don’t want to try to boot on my old windows 10 partition on the hdd because it may has a virus on it (that probably destroyed my old laptop).

    It seems to me that it is possible to manually add the boot option of my Antergos partition.

    What I don’t know :
    - The correct boot path that I must enter in bios in order to boot in Antergos.

    Thank you,
    ToSh75

  • you can use /etc/grub.d/40_custom file by copy the entry parameters from old HDD (/boot/grub/grub.cfg on old HDD)

    sudo cp /etc/grub.d/40_custom /etc/grub.d/30_custom (because may 40 exists already)
    sudo nano /etc/grub.d/30_custom

    copy the entry you want to add to your grub mnenu from /boot/grub/grub.cfg of the old HDD but may will be a problem with UUIDS because place of HD changed ???

    Save file [ctrl+X] and rebuild grub.cfg

    sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

  • @ToSh75 said in Boot from old laptop HDD. Manually add boot option.:

    put it into a dock

    means connected via USB?

  • @joekamprad said in Boot from old laptop HDD. Manually add boot option.:

    problem with UUIDS because place of HD changed

    I could edit the /etc/fstab file and add it …

    I think or I’m wrong, apologies for the intrusion @joekamprad

  • or chrooting into the old HDD system and regenerate the grub.cfg from itself…and may reinstall grub to old-HDD then try boot again from the old HDD

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