Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437836
[RFE] The Ability to use already existing /boot, /swap. Single grub.
Last modified: 2008-03-17 15:21:06 EDT
Description of problem:
This could be a valuable addon for (new)tester(s) and ease
a whole lot setting up testing environment that is
to use the same /boot and same /swap and partitions and A SINGLE GRUB.
Anaconda would detect that there is another linux installation
offer the user to use the already existing /boot ( Would not have to chainload
grub )and the swap partition ( there is no reason why you cant use the same swap )
Today some chainload other use script to copy the *necessary* files from other
/boot partitions and make the necessary changes to grub.conf and some modifies
some files in the mkinitrd package ( guessing new-kernel-pkg? )..
Just an idea :)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The way I tend to recommend is doing the separate /boot and then doing
chainloading. That also has the advantage of letting you test out the
bootloader functionality :)