On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM, Chris Murphy <lists(a)colorremedies.com>wrote:
On Jan 3, 2013, at 8:29 PM, Pete Travis <me(a)petetravis.com> wrote:
> How do you feel about a cheerful direction to either put it on the MBR,
or do it yourself? Would that be sufficient, given the level of detail in
the Installation Guide?
I'm confused, the installation guide already does that. The red Warning
at the bottom of this page:
"If you choose not to install GRUB for any reason, you will not be able to
boot the system directly, and you must use another boot method (such as a
commercial boot loader application). Use this option only if you are sure
you have another way of booting the system!"
I have no stake in this, I don't need to install GRUB to a partition. But
based on testers, bug reporters, and users of previous versions of Fedora
and other linux distros, a significant minority are used to being able to
install GRUB to a partition. And this last line, "only if you are sure" in
my opinion will lead to a negative reaction: "well what the hell, I
definitely do NOT have another way of booting the system, and I don't want
to nuke my current boot loader! Now what am I supposed to do?"
I'm suggesting giving them an explicit set of instructions for "do it
yourself" rather than leave them hanging.
I see your point, but I'm leaning towards explaining the reason for
deprecation and the benefits of a unified grub configuration, with
instructions on using grub2-mkconfig. The broader audience will get into
less trouble that way.