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Re: Item to include in FC4



On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 05:53:42AM -0500, Phil Schaffner wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 10:54 -0700, Jim B wrote:
> > I run several systems that have two or more versions of Linux that I
> > use/test.
> 
> Not yet, AFAIK...

The way I found the most practical in such situation is to have "the
main" grub menu which really only is a dispatcher and does
'chainload ...' for any of "second tier"  particular OS specific
loader installed on boot partitions for every (sub)installation.
For Linux this will be a separate for each version copy of grub; not
even necessarily the same grub variant.

Now any changes by update tools (anaconda, yum, whatever ... )
affect only what is relevant and these tools are not even aware of
other stuff.  As a side effect you may now have not only a default
boot entry in the top menu but also a default entry for every of
subinstallations. Much easier to maintain the whole structure as you
never have to worry what belongs to what.

> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=124725
> 
> Please add comments/requests.

I guess that I will drop the above in comments there.

   Michal


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