F16 Alpha GRUB install failure

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 14:47:40 UTC 2011


On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 07:50:39 -0400, TH (Tom) wrote:

> > On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:47:15 -0400, TH (Tom) wrote:
> >
> >> > # grub2-install --grub-setup=/bin/true '(hd0,3)'
> >> > Installation finished. No error reported.
> >>
> >> AFAIK, this won't be bootable, unless grub-install has run
> >> successfully before, because that all that the above commands are
> >> doing is populating "/boot/grub2/".
> >
> > it's from a comment in bz 728742
> >
> > With warnings telling me something "is not possible", I stopped reading
> > them again and missed the "Installation finished. No error reported."
> > at the end. It simply got lost in the noise. No line prefix for the
> > final status message.
> > When using --force it is too late to warn about something that is
> > "UNRELIABLE" and "discouraged".
> 
> As I said in my earlier email, unless grub-install has run
> successfully (which it has in your case because you used "--force"),
> using "...--grub-setup=/bin/true..." will not install grub.

I didn't mean to disagree.


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