grub / grub2 conflicts

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Wed Sep 21 20:10:06 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 03:54:28PM -0400, Peter Jones wrote:
> Yes, but this will hardly help the situation, which right now is that the
> distro pulls in grub 2, because that's what we've collectively chosen to do,
> and libguestfs pulls in grub on the host, even though it isn't really using
> it there. So effectively your solution is to keep the problem we've got
> right now.

Tools on the host are often useful in guest situations.

If I created a filesystem using mke2fs:

  lvcreate /dev/vg/foo
  mke2fs /dev/vg/foo

and attached this to a guest, is that an inappropriate use of host
tools for a guest?


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