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Re: proposal for less scary grub installation

Per Olofsson wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 15:00 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > If the user answers no to either question, prompt for a device:
> > 
> > Template: grub-installer/bootdev
> > Type: string
> > _Description: Device for boot loader installation:
> >  You need to make the newly installed Debian system bootable, by installing
> >  the GRUB bootloader on a bootable device. The usual way to do this is to
> >  install GRUB on the master boot record of your first hard drive. If you
> >  prefer, you can install grub to elsewhere on the drive, or to another 
> >  drive, or even to a floppy.
> What about a simple menu first, something like:
> Template: grub-installer/bootdev_select
> Type: select
> _Choices: Root/boot partition, Floppy, Other
> _Description: Device for boot loader installation:
>  ...
> Or perhaps this has already been discussed?

It would be nice to have a list of devices at that point indeed instead
of a device prompt. My idea though is that it's unnecessary for most
users, so most sers should not have to see it, so we can worry about
making it better later.

see shy jo

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