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Re: [SLE] Determine the installed bootloader ?
  • From: Marshall Heartley <marshall.heartley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 10:30:03 -0400
  • Message-id: <1084285803.4287.4.camel@xxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 09:45, Anders Johansson wrote:
> 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

Thanks Anders! I was a bit confused here but I think that you and Bruce
got me back down here to reality!

> 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.

Now I can say that I learned something new today!

Thanks so much!


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