Grub installation. First potential Fedora killer
awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Jan 10 22:57:39 UTC 2014
On Thu, 2014-01-09 at 14:30 +0100, Harald Hoyer wrote:
> On 01/02/2014 11:32 PM, 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.
> > 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. Fortunately running
> > grub-install fixed it (ie this time my other installations were detected).
> > Sort of. First of all because Fedora 20, ie a ditribution I was _testing_
> > was now the default and second of all because every time I upgrade the kernel
> > of my _main_ distribution I am supposed to reboot on F20 and run
> > grub-install. Great. Nothing I can't fix but your average Ubuntu or Suse
> > user will just cancel installation as soon he notices F20 is going to force
> > itself on his MBR. And if the road is a one way one between Fedora and
> > Ubintu then it is doomed.
> That's the reason we came up with
> and even have a patch for grub2
> If all bootloaders would follow the spec, nothing has to be configured manually
> and would just use the dropin directories.
So what's the hold-up?
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