Re: Bug#579519: grub-installer - Overwrites bootloaders on different device
Colin Watson <email@example.com> writes:
> Huh? Don't use grub-setup - use grub-install. Calling grub-setup
> directly is strictly for experts and is not generally supported.
Interesting. How is the non expert user supposed to know this?
Judging by the manual pages, I would have guessed the opposite:
$ man grub-setup
GRUB-SETUP(8) System Administration Utilities GRUB-SETUP(8)
grub-setup - manual page for grub-setup (GRUB) 1.98+20100527-2
grub-setup [OPTION]... DEVICE
Set up images to boot from DEVICE. DEVICE must be a GRUB device (e.g.
$ man grub-install
GRUB-MKRESCUE(1) User Commands GRUB-MKRESCUE(1)
grub-mkrescue - manual page for grub-mkrescue (GNU GRUB
grub-mkrescue [OPTION] SOURCE...
Make GRUB rescue image.