On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 08:23:29AM +0000, Mike wrote:
I guess that I made an error when doing the install by selecting not to
install grub in rawhide - what I did not want was to overwrite the existing
grub on the mbr
You _may_ boot few different distributions from the same boot
directory and with the same grub. The catch is that kernel updates
become then a very delicate operation and may need "a manual touchup".
- but really wanted to install the grub files in /boot
on the rawhide partition, but leave the mbr alone.
So you are installing grub then not on mbr but on a corresponding
partition. Chainloading that from your "first level" menu
works much nicer.
One question - can I install grub in the rawhide partition even
cannot currently boot to it? > i.e. can I copy the grub files from the
F8 /boot directory to the rawhide partition /boot and get it to work?
There is more to a grub installation than just copying files.
OTOH nothing prevents you from installing grub on a given partition
even if it already installed somewhere else. Try
info grub installation 'Installing GRUB natively'
and read what will show up.