grub / grub2 conflicts

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Thu Sep 22 16:00:04 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 04:50:16PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 14:05 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > The grub maintainer is telling you that the way in which you're trying 
> > to use grub is broken. You *need* to use the grub files that are in 
> > guest, not the host. This will be even more true with grub 2. It's not a 
> > matter of disliking the approach, it's a matter of it being demonstrably 
> > technically incorrect.
> There's nothing technically incorrect about the approach, demonstrably
> or otherwise, if the version of grub in the guest and host is
> compatible.

grub provides no mechanism for you to know that, which means you can't 
reliably know that. Which means relying on them being compatible is 

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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