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

Thomas Backlund tmb at mageia.org
Mon Dec 3 20:37:50 CET 2012

AL13N skrev 3.12.2012 21:25:
> Op maandag 3 december 2012 18:01:28 schreef Maurice Batey:
>> 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 them.
>> 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?
> you are completly correct, however, grub-legacy hasn't been supported for
> years, and grub2 has btrfs support...

yeah, well not supporting brtfs can be considered a + :)

even btrfs has problem supporting btrfs at times :)


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