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Offline jtappin

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Grub bootloader location
« on: 2012/01/05, 17:39:27 »
In the installer, I only see an option for install the bootloader into MBR or a partition, but no option for which MBR in cases with multiple disks.

In the case where I'm installing to an external HDD (root partition = /dev/sdc1) will the bootloader be installed to /dev/sdc or /dev/sda?

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RE: Grub bootloader location
« Reply #1 on: 2012/01/05, 17:42:43 »
in the mbr of the disk which contains /boot.
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Offline jtappin

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RE: Grub bootloader location
« Reply #2 on: 2012/01/05, 18:06:21 »
Thanks, thats what I needed to know. I was concerned that it might overwrite my default bootloader.

Offline Bequimão

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RE: Grub bootloader location
« Reply #3 on: 2012/01/05, 20:05:54 »
It will be installed to /dev/sdc regardless if you choose install to MBR or install to partition, see bug #435, sidu-installer: install to partition overwrites MBR record.

If you will not disturb any mbr, there must be possibility to install no grub at all.

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Offline jvloendersloot

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RE: Grub bootloader location
« Reply #4 on: 2012/01/16, 20:34:52 »
Or install grub to a partition of choice? I now had to install and chroot to do a manually grub-install.
I use a triple boot system with raid0 for windows, osx and linux and have to use a special bootloader for osx.

Offline dzz

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Grub bootloader location
« Reply #5 on: 2012/01/16, 22:22:44 »
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see bug #435, sidu-installer: install to partition overwrites MBR record.


Where? Url please?

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Grub bootloader location
« Reply #6 on: 2012/01/16, 23:14:51 »