On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 01:32:21PM -0700, Net Llama! wrote:
> I did finally manage to fix this mess by booting with knoppix, purging
> everything in /boot/grub, repopulating with the templates that ship with
> grub, and running 'setup (hd0)' again. I have no clue why all of that
> was neccesary.
thats one thing I really dislike about grub, there is no reason it
should be this much of a PITA to install a bootloader. lilo got this
right, you setup a lilo.conf and run /sbin/lilo, done, simple. I
managed to make the PowerPC bootloader yaboot just as simple on the
common machines, and there is a whole lot more nonsense involved on ppc
then there is on x86.
Why can't grub just use a normal config file (in /etc where it
belongs) and just install with a single invocation of a
there must be a reason, why else would so many installer writers put
up with all this hell for so long, just because grub is so revered for
being better then lilo... I suppose its a akin to debian, and its
oh-so-derided installer `who cares, you only have to install it once'
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