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elive 1.9.51 installer should offer to install grub NOT in mbr...

Posted by jtwdyp 
elive 1.9.51 installer should offer to install grub NOT in mbr...
November 19, 2009 12:55PM
I just installed the 1.9.51 developement version today. I'm pleased with most of what I found. But especialy since I chose the 3rd experiance level to maximise my control over the install process, I was disapointed that I didn't find an opertunity to tell it to install grub to the install partition. "/dev/hda6 or (hd0,5)" where I had "/" mounted... And instead had to remember how to use the grub shell to do
# grub
grub> root (hd0,5)
grub> setup (hd0,5)
grub> quit
# grub
grub> root (hd0,2)
grub> setup (hd0,2)
grub> quit

In order to get MY multiboot grub menu back and boot elive via the chainload entry for (hd0,5)...

This was especialy important to me because elives grub failed to boot my kubuntu jaunty...

It is possible that I was tired enough to miss an option to install grub elsewhere, But I sure didn't see it.
I think the user should always have a choice. If it was there and I missed it, tell me I'm an idiot. If the choice really wasn't included, please do consider adding it in.

Thanks.

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jtwdyp
Re: elive 1.9.51 installer should offer to install grub NOT in mbr...
November 20, 2009 05:25AM
I know there's a second option to install the grub in the installation's partition(Elive's partition) useful in the multiboot systems when you want to keep the main Grub from another Linux OS.I have 4 OS's on my system and my main Grub is Elive's(1.9.51 too).When I installed Debian Lenny 5.03 too 3 weeks ago I chose this option and then after I just added the new entry by editing the Grub(/boot/grub/menu.lst).

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