[kwlug-disc] how the ^#*&^)(& do i convince debian to install grub, not LILO?
cdfrey at foursquare.net
Thu Sep 10 14:09:28 EDT 2009
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 09:42:17AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> i started the install from scratch and selected the installer to do
> its own pre-defined LVM-based install, and noticed that it also
> created a primary partition for /boot, but only ext2. so i tried a
> manual install again but choosing ext2 for just that partition, and i
> got grub.
> i'm concluding that that's what fixed it, because i'm sure i kept
> all the other variables the same. but if someone wants to test that,
> feel free to correct my thinking. i just find it odd that a current
> debian install doesn't support a choice of ext3 for that.
Maybe it has something to do with bugs like this:
That bug claims it is closed, or safe to close, but I had trouble with
Grub on an ext3 boot partition on a recent install, and had to find this
out the hard way. Converting to ext2 fixed it. It would have been nicer
if I had some explicit warning.
Maybe the Debian installer has been updated to protect us. :-)
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