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Re: modify existing menu.lst instead of creating a new one

On (28/03/07 20:09), Clive Menzies wrote:
> 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
> like this.

Ooops sorry, methinks I teach grandmother how to suck eggs :) i failed
to spot which list this arose on and your address.



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