[arch-releng] [PATCH 1/2] Update Documentation to reflect new bootloader installation method
pyther at pyther.net
pyther at pyther.net
Sun Mar 13 13:15:21 EDT 2011
doc/official_installation_guide_en | 43 ++++++++++++++++++-----------------
1 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 21 deletions(-)
diff --git a/doc/official_installation_guide_en b/doc/official_installation_guide_en
index d73ed8e..653cebe 100644
@@ -460,13 +460,14 @@ 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
-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
-"base" packages, but not anything else at this point. The only exception to
-this rule is installing any packages you need for setting up Internet
+CD, USB or your NET mirror. First, you are prompted to select a bootloader
+package (the bootloader will be configured later on in the "Install Bootloader"
+stage). After this, you can select 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 "base" packages, but not anything else at
+this point. The only exception to this rule is installing any packages you need
+for setting up Internet connectivity.
Once you're done selecting the packages you need, leave the selection screen
and continue to the next step.
@@ -771,25 +772,25 @@ 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
-examine the appropriate configuration file to confirm the proper settings.
+Install Bootloader will install and help you configure the bootloader that you
+selected in the "Select Packages" stage.
+An editor will open, allowing you to edit the appropriate bootloader
+configuration file which the installer has pre-populated. You should check and
+modify this file, if needed, to accommodate your boot setup.
+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.
#### Exit Install
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