Re: modify existing menu.lst instead of creating a new one
On (28/03/07 11:31), Free Ekanayaka wrote:
> Hi all,
> as far as I know the default behaviour of d-i when the user answers
> yes to the question "Do you want to use GRUB as boot manager", is to
> first search for other operating systems, generating the menu.lst file
> accordingly, and then install is own instance of grub (possibly
> overwriting an existing instance).
> That was always fine for me, but recently I was asked by a couple of
> users if it is possible to make the d-i detect if a GRUB instance
> already exists, and possibly add an entry for the system being
> installed to the relevant existing menu.lst, without generating its
> own instance.
> Would this be possible at the state of the art?
If there is already an instance of grub, it is best to proceed without
the bootloader, then reboot into the prior system and edit the grub
menu.lst adding the new system initrd and vmlinuz locations.
I've got 5 systems on this box and the additional systems were added
...strategies for business