Grub installation. First potential Fedora killer

Jean François Martinez jfm512 at
Mon Jan 6 21:35:05 UTC 2014

Centos 6 wasn't detected at install time.

On Sun, 05 Jan 2014 22:52:35 -0800
Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:

> On Thu, 2014-01-02 at 23:32 +0100, Jean François Martinez wrote:
> > I have a nice booter setup and a nice _main_ Linux installation.  Last
> > thing I would want is a distribution I am _testing_, that is Fedora 20
> > forces on me it will be my main installation and forces me to choose
> > between installing Grub on the MBR or not at all.
> Why? "Not at all" is precisely the correct action for a grub2-based
> distribution in this case.
> I think we should do grub2-mkconfig for such installs, though it's a bit
> tricky to refactor anaconda's bootloader install code to do so. I might
> have a shot at it if I get a spare minute, though.
> But yes, aside from not generating a grub2.cfg for you, this is
> precisely the right thing to do. If you don't want Fedora to own the
> MBR, then you should not install a bootloader during installation. You
> should install no bootloader, and then use grub2 configfile inclusion to
> boot Fedora. See
> .
> > In addition it didn't detect my other Linux installation so at first
> > boot I was only able to choose between Fedora 20 and Fedora 20. 
> What is your 'other Linux installation'? It's not like we can do
> anything if you don't even say that. (But we don't really do anything
> special for multi-boot configuration; we let grub do it, via os-prober.
> If it didn't find your other installers, it sounds like there's a bug in
> grub.)
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