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Re: Whether should grub2 write MBR automatic

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 12:07, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> More packages means more user confusion.  And the first behaviour is
> definitely the correct default, as installing a boot loader package
> almost always means you want to install the boot loader in the boot
> sector.
> What is your use case for the second behaviour?

grub-pc will write MBR every time when triggered, and grub-pc-bin will
not update grub entry after the kernel is updated. - It is weird when
you have grub installed to an alternative place, then you upgrade a
package and it write MBR regardless what you have chosen before. Write
MBR when it is being installed for the first time is the right way,
but it should not force user to write MBR when he has said no.

Aron Xu

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