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Re: Fedora tested in c't: grub missing feature



On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 11:16:32PM +0100, Christoph Höger wrote:
> Among other criticisms one thing was really annoying: When a user
> installs fedora on a machine with windows installed (common use case) it
> detects that installation and offers to add it to grub. But installing
> fedora on a box with an already present linux distro installation will
> yield that installation removed from grub.
...
> Any thoughts on that?

1. I think we should always install grub to the /boot partition's boot 
sector, no matter what.  That should be completely safe, because we 
"own" /boot and sharing a single /boot between different OS installs 
isn't really supported anyway.

2. We can certainly continue to ask the user whether we should 
additionally install grub to the MBR.  We could use user-friendly 
terms like "Install system-wide multi-boot menu", or similar.

3. Then anaconda could present a list of partitions it finds that 
contain bootable boot sectors and offer to add them to the grub menu.

4. If we can get all the other distros to do the same, this will open 
the door to easy multi-booting.


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