[arch-releng] grub install not listing partitions

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Dec 15 04:55:50 EST 2011

Am 15.12.2011 10:40, schrieb Dieter Plaetinck:
> Why exactly don't we list partitions anymore?
> (see
> https://github.com/Dieterbe/aif/commit/55190c0c81fc76f8b2b3983e790f2c7aacf4e69f)
> IIRC you said it shouldn't be really needed, but turns out it is:
> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/25726
> see also
> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-releng/2011-March/001557.html
> so we should probably list again all blockdevices (partitions and devices themselves)

Last time I tried installing grub into a partition (which is a while
ago), it kept complaining a lot and refusing to install. Grub is weird
that way.

My rationale is this:

1.) You want to chainload grub: There is no need to chainload grub. If
you want to use grub from a different system, you can just add Arch to
that grub instance manually.

2.) You don't want to chainload grub: Put it in the MBR then.

More importantly: Don't use grub, use syslinux (which will always
install in the /boot partition).

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