Re: Whether should grub2 write MBR automatic
> On Wed, 2011-06-22 at 11:33 +0800, YunQiang Su wrote:
>> When update to grub-pc 1.99-8, it write my MBR, then I report a bug.
>> and Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> tell me that it's a new feature.
>> Y, it maybe, he tell to install grub-pc-bin only, but this package has
>> no kernel hook even.
>> Here is my suggestion:
>> make 3 packages:
>> one calls upgrade-grub and grub-install;
>> one calls only upgrade-grub.
>> one calls nothing.
>> and, the second one should be the default.
> 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
> What is your use case for the second behaviour?
The second behavior means that: when update/reinstall grub or
update/install/reinstall kernel will call update-grub but not call
>> Don't do it like M$.
> Oh, grow up.
Even M$ will not write MBR when update software.
We do much worse than any other OS.