Bug 437836 - [RFE] The Ability to use already existing /boot, /swap. Single grub.
Summary: [RFE] The Ability to use already existing /boot, /swap. Single grub.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-17 17:09 UTC by Jóhann B. Guðmundsson
Modified: 2008-03-17 19:21 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-17 19:21:06 UTC

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Description Jóhann B. Guðmundsson 2008-03-17 17:09:03 UTC
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 :)

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-17 19:21:06 UTC
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 :)

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