grub instead of grub2 in F16?

Clyde E. Kunkel clydekunkel7734 at
Tue Aug 9 15:21:17 UTC 2011

On 08/09/2011 10:40 AM, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> On Tuesday, August 09, 2011 08:08:33 AM Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
>> On 08/09/2011 02:50 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2011-08-08 at 23:59 -0400, Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
>>>> Can grub be passed to the installer to prevent grub2 being used as the
>>>> bootloader?
>>> no. but you could do package customization, de-select grub2, and select
>>> grub. (haven't tested this, but it sounds like it might work!)
>> Actually, I was looking for a way to *not* use grub2 during F16 install
>> as it is failing with an unknown error and you can't boot an F16
>> installation without jumping thru a bunch a hoops with a recovery cd.
>> Would you do package customization during the package selection phase of
>> installation?
> if its failing please file a bug.  we cant fix the issue if we do not know about
> it.
> Dennis

Well, I have been trying, filed one bug against grub2 and trying to get 
an install of 16 booted so I can see if there is anything there to look 
at.  Will get one filed somehow.

Suspect that --force has to be used somewhere in the install of the 
bootloader if the boot partition is other that the MBR partition.  I.e., 
F16 boot on /dev/sdf4 vice /dev/sda where the MBR is located.


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