Grub2 question

JD jd1008 at
Sun Jul 18 21:54:55 UTC 2010

  On 07/18/2010 12:13 PM, Tom H wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 2:41 PM, JD<jd1008 at>  wrote:
>>   Has anyone installed grub2 on F13?
>> If yes, did it work OK?
>> did you have to manually modify any files
>> in /boot/grub?
>> If it did  not work, was it easy to get back to legacy grub?
> I have just installed grub2 in an f13 vbox (built through an f13 live
> cd install) and it looks to me like that:
> (1) grub1 is still in control and the mbr is untouched
> (2) you can just uninstall grub2 because of (1)
> For the record:
> Installing grub2 added an entry to the grub1 menu pointing to grub2's
> stage 1 img in /boot/grub2.
> The grub boot menu remains grub1's and still defaults to the grub1
> entry to boot the most recent kernel.
> Choosing the grub2 entry fails because there is no grub.cfg.
> Creating grub.cfg manually fails because gettext is not installed.
> Installing gettext allows you to run "grub2-mkconfig -o
> /boot/grub2/grub.cfg" to create a grub.cfg and be able to chainload
> grub2 from grub1 (I hope that Fedora will eventually add an
> "update-grub"/"update-grub2" shell script to run "grub2-mkconfig -o
> /boot/grub2/grub.cfg" like Debian/Ubuntu to save us the trouble of
> creating it).
Thank you for the heads up! I think I will pass  on grub2.

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