|Summary:||Enh: append to /boot/grub/grub.conf if it exists...|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Glen A. Foster <glen.foster>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
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|Last Closed:||2003-02-13 21:32:57 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Glen A. Foster 2003-02-13 19:47:12 UTC
Description of problem: After installing RHAS2.1 to one slice of /dev/sda, I tried installing 8.0 to /dev/sdb for a dual-boot scenario. Anaconda was nice enough to warn me about not being requested to format /boot, and I proceeded. I told anaconda to install grub on /dev/sda (where it was after the RHAS2.1 install), and everything was pretty OK. Except, the stanza for RHAS2.1 was lost when /boot/grub/grub.conf was created. My enhancement request is to *append* boot stanza if /etc/grub/grub.conf already exists and you tell anaconda to not format /boot... maybe easier asked then done, but I'll submit the enhancement request anyway.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-13 21:32:57 UTC
You can sort of do this if you a) mount your /boot and b) tell anaconda to not touch your boot loader config. Because then you'll get grubby updating your boot loader config and get basically what you want. Not something I'm really looking at supporting (dual-boot is a definite outlier case)
Comment 2 Glen A. Foster 2003-02-13 22:12:39 UTC
I'd like to test your assertion/advice here by installing a more current RH distribution on top of what I have configured now... When you say "mount /boot", are you saying to switch to VC2 during an install and physically mount the device outside the realm of anaconda, or just specify /boot as a filesystem and do NOT format the partition? I certainly understand the "don't touch the bootloader config" part. And, if the former, at what point do I mount /boot, and on what specific directory (/boot, /mnt/sysimage/boot)?
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-13 22:22:50 UTC
Just specify the partition should be mounted as /boot and don't format the partition.