grub / grub2 conflicts

Peter Jones pjones at
Thu Sep 15 16:23:28 UTC 2011

On 09/15/2011 12:19 PM, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> On 09/15/2011 09:59 AM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> We're talking about guest creation, aren't we? Why would you ever need
>> to run grub-install against a guest image that already exists? And if
>> you do, you're already going to have problems come F17. It's likely that
>> grub will no longer exist, but F15 guests will still need it rather than
>> grub2.
> Ugh.  This sound like it will make it pretty difficult to maintain a
> system that dual-boots Fedora and RHEL/CentOS/SL (or any other grub 1-
> only distro).
> Am I reading this wrong?

You can still chain load effectively, or share the whole bootloader. You
just can't mix and match, which is effectively what libguestfs winds up


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