On Dec 26, 2012, at 7:53 AM, Ben Cotton <bcotton(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Nevermind. I seem to have missed the link in your first message.
There's feedback in the bug that points out there are user specific considerations
that change the instructions, example given is boot on a separate partition.
I may be that a bulk of this belongs in the Installation Guide, and the release note just
points out that installing GRUB to a partition is not supported, and where to get more
information for recommended alternatives. I suspect release notes are to be more concise,
rather than have full blown how-to guides in them.
e.g. If boot is on a separate partition, there's a change in prefix; if boot in on
LVM, it's different yet again.
Also there's some concern about 'configfile' from a sufficiently old GRUB2
pre-release (which had been around for years before this summer's final release of
2.00), in which the early GRUB2 may not (fully) understand the present Fedora 18
GRUB2-2.00 based grub.cfg. There have been many syntax changes in grub.cfg which have at
least affected grubby's ability to alter the grub.cfg, depending on the version of
grub2-mkconfig that created it. So in this case, an entry in the first instance of GRUB2
using 'multiboot $prefix/i386-pc/core.img' can be used to load Fedora's GRUB.
Arguably users are hurting themselves by running such old pre-release versions of GRUB2,
and in my opinion should be encouraged to upgrade GRUB from within their primary distro,
or make Fedora their primary distro.
In comparison, the commands to create the core.img and grub.cfg are trivial to document
than how to use them (per above). Nevertheless, I'm still hopeful that this NTH bug
will take care of the creation part.