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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