Bug 449082 - info entry for "grub-install" is wrong
Summary: info entry for "grub-install" is wrong
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-30 10:54 UTC by David Tonhofer
Modified: 2010-06-28 10:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 10:38:48 UTC
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Description David Tonhofer 2008-05-30 10:54:45 UTC
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.

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Comment 1 lexual 2009-03-01 09:18:50 UTC
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

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 09:36:29 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 12:05:36 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 10:38:48 UTC
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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