grub / grub2 conflicts
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Thu Sep 15 14:36:55 UTC 2011
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 03:31:49PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 03:27:16PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > So I propose that we drop this conflicts and fix grubby instead.
> No. It is not sane to have multiple bootloaders installed on one
There's an interesting verbal trick there. "multiple bootloaders" are
not installed. Multiple versions of the grub RPM package are
installed. Only one bootloader would be installed on the host.
> Requiring the ability to do so adds a significant amount of
> extra complexity to the tools associated with it for no useful benefit.
The useful benefit was outlined in the original email.
> Just install the grub package in the guest, and chroot into the guest if
> you need to run grub-install there.
Running tools from out of the guest is insecure. There are several
ways in which a guest could exploit the host if we did this. See
"Security" here for some issues:
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