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Re: Linux gotcha

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:44 pm
by DrTeeth
On Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:43:23 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
DrTeeth disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>sbin/grub-install /dev/hda* --force
sbin/grub-install /dev/hda1 --force


We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
our lives; but we can always choose whether or not
to dance in the puddles (Jewish proverb).

Re: Linux gotcha

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:05 pm
by Somebeachsomewhere
I didn't do that but choose not to install a bootloader at all. Install went fine w/o grub2. Then rebooted off the live DVD and followed the instructions on the page you referenced. mounted the installed system chroot /mnt/sysimage. Then grub2-install --force /dev/sda1 ignored the warning about blocks no errors finally ran grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
All went well until I choose to do an update. Now Package manager throws an error but yum still works.
So BootItBM wasn't touched at all. It's seems ominous, though, that some distros force by default Grub2 into the mbr. I like using BootItBM not especially Grub2.