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Bug#579519: grub-installer - Overwrites bootloaders on different device

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 11:24:28AM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 11:16:29AM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 11:55:51AM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > > grub-installer managed to overwrite the bootloader on the usb stick I
> > > used to boot the installer instead of the root device.
> > It calls grub-install instead of grub-setup.
> If noone have a better solution, I'll start to switch over
> grub-installer to grub2-only and use grub-setup.

Huh?  Don't use grub-setup - use grub-install.  Calling grub-setup
directly is strictly for experts and is not generally supported.  I'll
revert changes to grub-installer to use grub-setup, as they will
certainly be incorrect.

This bug has roughly nothing to do with whether you use grub-install or
grub-setup, and doesn't require the removal of GRUB Legacy support.  I
expect that it will be sorted out by using stable device names in GRUB,
for which there are already other bug reports.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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