[arch-releng] [PATCH] Update Documentation to reflect new bootloader installation method
pyther at pyther.net
pyther at pyther.net
Wed Mar 9 14:53:32 EST 2011
doc/official_installation_guide_en | 39 ++++++++++++++++++++---------------
1 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
diff --git a/doc/official_installation_guide_en b/doc/official_installation_guide_en
index d73ed8e..69578f2 100644
@@ -180,11 +180,9 @@ Make sure your BIOS is set in a way to allow booting from your CD-ROM or USB
Reboot your computer with the Arch Linux Installation CD in the drive
or the USB stick plugged in the port. Once the installation medium has started
-booting you will see the Arch Linux logo and a grub menu waiting for your
+booting you will see the Arch Linux logo and an Isolinux menu waiting for your
Most likely you can just hit enter at this point.
-If Grub hangs, you're one of the unlucky few whose CD-rom drive doesn't work
-with grub and you should try the isolinux image.
At the end of the boot procedure, you should be at a login prompt with some
@@ -460,7 +458,9 @@ hard disk preparations need to be undone.
#### Select Packages
Select Packages will let you select the packages you wish to install from the
-CD, USB or your NET mirror. You have the opportunity to specify whole package
+CD, USB or your NET mirror. First, you are prompted to select a bootloader. Your
+choice will install the appropriate bootloader package and will be used for the
+"Install Bootloader" stage. You now have the opportunity to specify whole package
groups from which you'd generally like to install packages, then fine-tune
your coarse selection by (de)selecting individual packages from the groups you
have chosen using the space bar. It is recommended that you install all the
@@ -771,25 +771,30 @@ changes you made in mkinitcpio.conf.
#### Install Bootloader
-Install Bootloader will install a bootloader on your hard drive, either GRUB
-or NONE in case you have a bootloader already installed and want to use that
-one instead. If you choose to install GRUB, the setup script will want you to
+Install Bootloader will install the bootloader that you selected in the "Select
+Source" stage on your hard drive. If you skipped selecting a bootloader, no
+bootloader will be installed. Otherwise, the setup script will want you to
examine the appropriate configuration file to confirm the proper settings.
+An editor will open, allowing you to edit the appropriate bootloader
+configuration file. You should check and modify this file to accommodate your
+boot setup. The installer will have pre-populated this file using UUID entries
+which you may have to change in the same cases you'd need to change them in your
+After checking your bootloader configuration for correctness, you'll be asked to
+allow the installer to Set the Boot Flag and install the Syslinux MBR.
-You should check and modify this file to accommodate your boot setup if you
-want to use GRUB, otherwise you will have to modify your existing bootloader's
-configuration file. The installer will have pre-populated this file using UUID
-entries which you may have to change in the same cases you'd need to change
-them in your fstab.
After checking your bootloader configuration for correctness, you'll be
-prompted for a partition to install the loader to. Unless you're using yet
-another boot loader, you should install GRUB to the MBR of the installation
-disk, which is usually represented by the appropriate device name without a
+prompted for a disk to install the loader to. You should install GRUB to the MBR
+of the installation disk, which is usually represented by the appropriate device
+name without a number suffix.
#### Exit Install
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