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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:29:14
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords by Mike Gilbert
On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 1:59 AM, Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o> wrote:
> > I don't really see a way to reliably call grub2-install from the > ebuild, and I think this would be a bit unfriendly to the user anyway. >
Please don't. We don't auto-install grub during the initial install, so we have NO idea how users have set up grub1. I'd rather not try to automate the grub2 migration. For all we know they aren't even using it to boot. Interesting - it looks like I don't even have grub "installed" - the hardware on my current box has probably changed twice since I installed Gentoo on it so an install-once thing like grub that is safely tucked away in an unmounted /boot probably got out of sync. I'd think that a typical Gentoo user would want some control over their grub installation. A good guide and a news announcement of the upcoming change probably would be sufficient. Rich