[Mageia-dev] Grub2 vs. Grub Legacy in M3

Barry Jackson zen25000 at zen.co.uk
Sat Jan 19 00:04:13 CET 2013

On 18/01/13 21:50, André Salaün wrote:
> Le Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:19:24 +0000
> Maurice Batey <maurice at bcs.org.uk> a écrit:
>> On Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:09:41 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
>>> As Grub2 devs all but insist Grub2 must be installed to the MBR,
>>    Thus preventing the use of such bootloadcers as GAG, and Extipl. so in
>> that respect GRUB2 is a retrograde step.
>> --
>> /\/\aurice
> +1
> Same philosophy as gnome3 : only me.
> My choice is the goof choice according to myself (Im a dev so I can't be
> wrong)
> Same philosophy as Apple : users (like  people) are children ! Elite
> have to show them the « good way ».
> Alleluia !


Have any of you actually installed grub2 in Cauldron and read 
/usr/share/doc/grub2/README.Mageia and then actually tried it?

This can be done without upsetting your grub legacy installation in any way.

I have been using grub2 with Mageia since Mga1 and multibooting a dozen 
or more distros including grub legacy and grub2.

I am currently running Cauldron with only grub2 installed and NOT to the 

I have just net installed current cauldron (so really mga3b2) with grub2 
(not in MBR) and can multiboot straight into it.
(at present there is an issue with the installer so the install just 
needs to be aborted at the bootloader install stage to do this)

As regards the background - grub2 picks up the current default Mageia 
artwork from the system on install, so this should be automatic.

All these fears are, AFAICT unfounded.

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