Re: why can't i use grub with an ext3 /boot partition?
On Sun, 13 Sep 2009, Andrew Reid wrote:
> On Sunday 13 September 2009 03:33:50 Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > possibly related to an earlier post that discussed grub but, when
> > installing lenny, if i choose to create a separate, primary partition
> > for /boot (a long-time habit), if i select ext3 for that partition, i
> > am not offered the chance to use grub as a bootloader.
> > as best i can tell, that /boot partition must be both:
> I conjecture that you are doing Something Else wrong.
> I have many machines that have ext3 /boot partitions, including
> several that were set up initially as lenny machines. I also have
> this habit, and I generally intend to use ext2, but sometimes I
> forget to switch it from the installer's filesystem default, which
> is ext3.
ok, so let's move beyond anecdotes and get into conjecture -- does
anyone know the debian installer well enough to know *what*
circumstances will cause said installer to refuse to offer grub as a
bootloader, and only present lilo?
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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