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Re: [SLE] Determine the installed bootloader ?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 15:45:13 +0200
  • Message-id: <200405111545.13515.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 11 May 2004 15.33, Marshall Heartley wrote:
> I thought that you could not have 2 different boot loaders on the same
> machine like that?

Not at all, you can have for example grub on the Master Boot Record and lilo
on the boot record of hda1, the NT boot loader on the boot record of hda2,
the Solaris boot loader on hda3 etc. Lots of possibilities, and since the
boot record isn't part of any one installation, there is no way to determine
which one is there without examining the actual contents of the boot record

the dd command that Dan gave himself in his original post should do the trick.
SuSE's /sbin/new-kernel-pkg only checks for installed packages. The dd should
be more reliable.

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