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Bug#283312: marked as done (it would be cool if the Debian installer checked which MBR to do a grub-install with multiple hard drives)

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has caused the Debian Bug report #226758,
regarding it would be cool if the Debian installer checked which MBR to do a grub-install with multiple hard drives
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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: Daily build 11-20-2004
uname -a: Linux owl 2.6.8-1 Thu Nov 11 11:49:00 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 2004-11-25
Method: boot off netinst cd, get debs from ftp

Machine: Intel 865P motherboard
Processor: Celeron 2.6mhz


I had an old IDE hard drive in this machine with another debian
install on it. I wanted to install a clean debian on a new SATA drive
I bought and have radically different partitions. I just wanted to
retain SOME data. So I threw the SATA drive in, booted up debian

It was late at night, and I was tired and bleary eyed, but when it
asked "Install Grub to MBR" I said yes. Unfortunately, while I
partitioned only the sata drive and installed the base system to only
that drive, it automatically did a grub-install (hd0) on the ide
drive. It would be cool if, when installing on a multiple-hard-drive
system, you could ask the user WHICH hard drive's MBR to use for a
grub install.

Also, when I rebooted with the installer and just wanted to install
grub to the MBR, it wouldn't let me do it without repartitioning. I
know I would have had to then manually tell grub which kernel to point
to, but it would be cool if I could have forced this somehow (I guess
I could have dropped to a shell on another console and done a manual
grub-install (hd1)...) I'm not sure if "expert mode" gives more
flexibility with this -- i didn't try it.

Otherwise, everything went great. The installer keeps getting better!
It's awesome!

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Thanks for your report.
Closing as it's an installation report from debian installer version
which isn't supported anymore.
Feel free to test and report any issues against the current debian
installer release (Squeeze RC1) which supports more hardware and also
it's improved.


Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo

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