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Old 06-19-2012, 05:05 PM
"D. R. Evans"
 
Default syslinux and grub

Following the instructions at
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Software_RAID_and_LVM#RAID_installation
it says "This tutorial will use SYSLINUX".

However, towards the bottom of the page it says:
"Once you have successfully booted your new system for the first time, you
will want to install Grub onto the other two disks (or on the other disk if
you have only 2 HDDs)" and proceeds to show how to do this.

This is very confusing (to me, anyway). Is this really what one is supposed to
do, even though it says that SYSLINUX will be used in the tutorial? Perhaps
it's something to do with the difference between grub and grub2, but in any
case to someone just following the instructions it isn't at all clear why this
section talks about grub instead of syslinux.

Doc

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:20 PM
Arno Gaboury
 
Default syslinux and grub

On 06/19/2012 07:05 PM, D. R. Evans wrote:

Following the instructions at
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Software_RAID_and_LVM#RAID_installation
it says "This tutorial will use SYSLINUX".

However, towards the bottom of the page it says:
"Once you have successfully booted your new system for the first time, you
will want to install Grub onto the other two disks (or on the other disk if
you have only 2 HDDs)" and proceeds to show how to do this.

This is very confusing (to me, anyway). Is this really what one is supposed to
do, even though it says that SYSLINUX will be used in the tutorial? Perhaps
it's something to do with the difference between grub and grub2, but in any
case to someone just following the instructions it isn't at all clear why this
section talks about grub instead of syslinux.

Doc

If you do think the WIKI shall be corrected, just do it following
instructions here:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Help:Editing

Do not hesitate, even if you feel being not smart or confident enough. I
found myself editing my first WIKI today, as I thought some
modifications could be made to one WIKI.


From a post of tomk user:
"The wiki is definitely NOT an "official documentation project" - it is
created and maintained by the user community, and at any given time, it
will contain many errors and omissions. These are corrected over time,
as part of the ongoing review and maintenance process."


So my advise is : go ahead if you feel you are right.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 08:31 PM
"D. R. Evans"
 
Default syslinux and grub

Arno Gaboury said the following at 06/19/2012 11:20 AM :
> On 06/19/2012 07:05 PM, D. R. Evans wrote:
>> Following the instructions at
>> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Software_RAID_and_LVM#RAID_installation
>> it says "This tutorial will use SYSLINUX".
>>
>> However, towards the bottom of the page it says:
>> "Once you have successfully booted your new system for the first time, you
>> will want to install Grub onto the other two disks (or on the other disk if
>> you have only 2 HDDs)" and proceeds to show how to do this.
>>
>> This is very confusing (to me, anyway). Is this really what one is supposed to
>> do, even though it says that SYSLINUX will be used in the tutorial? Perhaps
>> it's something to do with the difference between grub and grub2, but in any
>> case to someone just following the instructions it isn't at all clear why this
>> section talks about grub instead of syslinux.
>>
>> Doc
>>
> If you do think the WIKI shall be corrected, just do it following
> instructions here:

I don't know if the wiki needs correcting. I'm just trying to install arch by
following the instructions. All I'm saying is that it seems strange that after
saying that the tutorial will use syslinux, it starts to talk about grub.
Perhaps that's OK, perhaps it's not. I just don't know. It does seem strange.

This is all way outside my area of expertise. I'd never even heard of syslinux
until I started following the instructions on that page (even though I've been
running linux for more than a decade). So if the instruction to install grub
on the other drives is wrong, I have no idea what is right. I'm asking for
help here :-)

The instructions say:

# grub
grub> device (hd0) /dev/sdb
grub> root (hd0,0)
grub> setup (hd0)
grub> device (hd0) /dev/sdc
grub> root (hd0,0)
grub> setup (hd0)
grub> quit

Is that really what I'm supposed to do, given that syslinux is on the other
drive? Like I say, it seems wrong to me, but I really don't know. And if
that's not what I'm supposed to do, what is the right set of commands?

Doc

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