Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449082
info entry for "grub-install" is wrong
Last modified: 2010-06-28 06:38:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Run "info grub", then view the entry for "grub-install". We read:
Install GRUB images under the directory DIR instead of the root
directory. This option is useful when you want to install GRUB
into a separate partition or a removable disk. Here is an example
in which you have a separate "boot" partition which is mounted on
grub-install --root-directory=/boot hd0
The example does not seem to be right. If you specify "/boot", grub will create
a directory "/boot/boot". You must give the name of the root directory under
which /boot is to be found instead (and /boot may or may not be a separate
grub-install --root-directory=/somewhere/my_backup_root hd0
will create /somewhere/my_backup_root/boot with the appropriate subentries.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
man grub-install seems to give correct info:
"grub-install copies GRUB images into the DIR/boot directory specfied by
--root-directory, and uses the grub shell to install grub into the boot
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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