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Re: [opensuse-factory] rc2
  • From: "J. Daniel Schmidt" <jdsn@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 18:21:56 +0100
  • Message-id: <200812041821.56924.jdsn@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 04 December 2008, Peter Czanik wrote:

- I installed to an extended partition (/dev/sda5). The default boot
manager configuration is broken, as grub is only installed to an
extended partition. This results in an unbootable system. It works
fine when MBR is also used.

The behaviour of the grub installation changed during the betas/RCs.
See this bug for the descibed issue:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=450963

Solution: in the menu of the bootloader configuration you now have to
uncheck the checkbox which allowes writing code to the MBR. Then the
MBR will be left untouched.
In all other cases if grub is found in the MBR, it will be changed -
even if you wanted to install grub only to the root-partition of your
installation.

Hope this answers your question.


Ciao,
Daniel

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