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Old 01-07-2009, 01:05 PM
Andy Whitcroft
 
Default UBUNTU: update kernel bootloader recommends: to prefer grub

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 01:59:29PM +0000, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> Bug: #314004
>
> The kernel packages recommend either lilo or grub. The order of these
> indicates a preference. Currently we recommend lilo over grub which is
> contrary to the default in debian-installer. From Intrepid recommendations
> are automatically installed which causes the default desktop installs to
> install both grub and lilo. Not a good thing when later they are updated.
>
> Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>

Doh, somehow managed to send this twice, this is a direct duplicate.

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:19 PM
Andy Whitcroft
 
Default UBUNTU: update kernel bootloader recommends: to prefer grub

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 08:48:13AM -0700, Tim Gardner wrote:
> Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> > Bug: #314004
> >
> > The kernel packages recommend either lilo or grub. The order of these
> > indicates a preference. Currently we recommend lilo over grub which is
> > contrary to the default in debian-installer. From Intrepid recommendations
> > are automatically installed which causes the default desktop installs to
> > install both grub and lilo. Not a good thing when later they are updated.
> >
>
> I accept that Colin has described the correct solution in the LP report,
> but its not clear what really happens when you install 2 boot loaders.
> Is it order dependent? The last one to write the MBR wins?

I would expect the install script for the bootloader to install itself
over the MBR yes. So that the last one which was modified our end would
be the one used. It is definatly concerning to have more than one
installed.

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Old 01-07-2009, 05:54 PM
Andy Whitcroft
 
Default UBUNTU: update kernel bootloader recommends: to prefer grub

Applied to Jaunty.

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