Re: using debootstrap to install Debian
On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 20:11 -0300, Gabriel Parrondo wrote:
> > >
> > > OP:
> > > You should chroot in /debian_chroot and run 'aptitude install
> > > linux-image-architecture'.
> > > If debootstrap didn't already, also install grub (or lilo if you prefer
> > > it). Edit fstab (don't forget about /proc) and exit the chroot.
> > > Then, if you have grub in the fedora system, run 'grub-install
> > > --root-directory=/debian_chroot /dev/device' and
> > > edit /debian_chroot/boot/grub/device.map if necessary.
> > > Re-enter the chroot and run update-grub.
> > >
> > >
> > > Then make the bios boot from that device, however you do it, and there
> > > you go.
> > thanks, that sounds str forward - presumably the 'grub-install' will
> > write a new MBR so when I reboot the machine it looks in /debian_chroot
> > (ie I won't see the options from my [Fedora] /boot/grub/menu.lst)?
> That's what the --root-directory parameter does.
> > (I'm wanting to be able to boot into Debian kernel, but if it screws up be
> > able to go back into Fedora, and then, finally when got a working
> > Debian, wipe the Fedora and have a Debian (only) system)
> Check the "default" and "savedefault" options in grub's menu.lst.
> Basically, you use them to tell grub "boot the default menu item, but
> before you do, set this menu entry as default for next reboot(s)"
Ah, so there will be a new MBR, it will point to /debian_chroot for
Debian linux but still keep the old Fedora paths... I was thinking the
old grub/menu.lst would have been lost during 'grub-install' (which I
can't recall ever using before - have editted menu.lst many a time...)