Andras Simon wrote: > On 1/18/09, Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote: >> When you are using more then one copy of Grub, you normally install >> the primary copy stage 1 in the MBR. You add chainload commands as >> menu entries to load the other Grub installations. The stage 1 for >> those installations are normally installed on the boot record of the >> /boot partition that has the files for that copy of Grub. > > The question is, how do I get to this blessed state... I'm looking at > > http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f10/en_US/ch-bootloader.html#sn-bootloader-config-change > and > http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f10/en_US/sn-bootloader-others.html > > and it's not quite clear how does one install grub both in the already > and the newly installed Fedora's /boot partition. My optimistic > reading of the second link above is that I'll end up with a newly > installed (in MBR) grub that will be configured to be able to boot the > old Fedora. Not as nice as the one grub per Fedora version plus one > that can chainload these. > > I'm also looking at grub's documentation, but the relevant chapter > (Installing GRUB using grub-install) is pretty scary. > > Andras > I forget the exact wording, but the installer has an option for where to install Grub. If you are using a separate /boot partition for this install, tell it to install Grub there. If not, tell it to install Grub on the / partition. (This is controlling where the stage 1 loader is installed.) If you did not install Grub, then you can run grub-install and specify the "install_device" as the /boot or root partition. For example: grub-install /dev/sda5 Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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