[arch-general] syslinux and grub

Damjan gdamjan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 17:45:58 EDT 2012

> Is that really what I'm supposed to do, given that syslinux is on the other
> drive? Like I say, it seems wrong to me, but I really don't know. And if
> that's not what I'm supposed to do, what is the right set of commands?

syslinux aka extlinux aka isolinux is most widely know as the 
bootloader for bootable CDs
but it's a fairly robust bootloader and can be used for harddrives too.

if your /boot is on a ext2/3/4/btrfs filesystem you can use extlinux.

see here http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/EXTLINUX about RAID-1
it suggests a separate /boot partition which I'm not sure is a 
requirement so maybe you can test it

make sure you install the syslinux mbr to both of the hard drive 

that grub thing in the wiki page is maybe a sloppy copy/paste or 
leftover edit - but I didn't read the wiki


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