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Re: multidistro grub2 idea

From: adrian15
Subject: Re: multidistro grub2 idea
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 21:34:22 +0200
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Mani A escribió:
#1) All Linux installers should set or reuse a ext2 partition next to
the windows one as a /boot one where grub2 is installed.
.. . if the dreaded OS exists. But a single /boot partition is not
preferable over 'but from anywhere' principle.
Well.. this is the old discussion: Centrality versus Redundancy and its

#2) /boot/grub/

        will have a new folder called:


        which will be filled with .cfg files from the different distros that
are installed in a computer.

It will be a good thing if, if grub2 is installed to the mbr of the
active partition and  if a new OS is going to be installed, then we
must be able to tell grub2 about it and accordingly it must be able to
update the .cfg, when the new OS tries to write to the MBR of any of
the partitions.
How would you detects this partition boot records changes? Saving a
backup somewhere in the linux system and running an utility on the boot
that compares backup to real partition boot sectors and asks you if you
want to update cfg?

That's your idea?


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