grub / grub2 conflicts

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Fri Sep 23 20:51:03 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 04:28:30PM -0400, Doug Ledford wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > it's
> > used because of a bad design,
> It's not a bad design, it's the *right* design.  Being able to rescue 
> a guest that can't boot without resorting to a rescue cd boot of the 
> guest vm is a worthwhile goal and this is part of that.  The two 
> alternative designs (guest code in guest vm, guest code in host vm) 
> were both shown to be inferior designs (the first because the guest vm 
> might not be bootable and requires booting up the guest vm which is 
> highly undesirable if the user is simply attempting an offline 
> modification of the vm, the second because that's a huge gaping 
> security cluster fuck).

It's a bad design because it asserts something (grub versions are 
compatible with each other) that isn't true (they're not). I don't have 
any idea how to solve this given the constraints that are being imposed, 
but this approach certainly isn't a solution.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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