[Mageia-dev] Will the 'official' Mageia-3 installer have a 'GRUB Legacy' option?

Maurice Batey maurice at bcs.org.uk
Mon Dec 3 19:01:28 CET 2012

On Mon, 03 Dec 2012 10:51:52 +0100, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:

> If you have another distribution
> installed with grub-legacy it is easy to install a second distro which
> uses grub2 (use chainloader in your existing grub-legacy).

  Depends on where GRUB2 is installed.
If it goes in the MBR, then how does one get to existing GRUB-Legacy installs?
  (I do not know how to chainload from a GRUB2 menu to a GRUB-Legacy install,
though I can from GRUB-Legacy to GRUB2).
My experience with GRUB2 distros such as Ubuntu 12.01 and Mint 13 is that
although their menus do include existing GRUB-Legacy installs, they fail to boot

Apart from all that, I do not WANT to use GRUB2. Why is it needed?
   As someone else said in here just now there is a vast difference between the
simplicity of adjusting a GRUB-Legacy menu.lst and the ridiculous jumping
through hoops required to do the equivalent in GRUB2.
  And isn't it great that e.g. hd(0,0) in GRUB-Legacy is hd(0,1) in GRUB2?
What was the point of that unbelieveble jumble?


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