grub / grub2 conflicts

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Thu Sep 15 16:25:16 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:19:24AM -0500, 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?

grub1 can be installed in a partition from the older OS and then 
chainbooted by grub 2, if that's you're preferred way of doing things.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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