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Re: [opensuse] These packages need to be selected to install: grub2
  • From: Dennis Gallien <dwgallien@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:42:20 -0400
  • Message-id: <7550596.qEVpDKiOje@alien-suse>
On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:30:27 AM EDT Per Jessen wrote:
Dennis Gallien wrote:
On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:15:37 AM EDT Per Jessen wrote:
Dennis Gallien wrote:
On Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:05:58 PM EDT Felix Miata wrote:
Per Jessen composed on 2017-10-29 19:55 (UTC+0100):
I think this is the first straight installation I've done of
42.3, everything else has been an upgrade. I noticed this in the
installatrion summary:

Software



│These packages need to be selected to install: grub2
│Please manually select the needed items to install.

Not sure what to make of it. I don't need grub2.

Using 42.3 release media, 'tis not allowed to not install it. I
taboo all its relatives, direct it to setup on /dev/null, then
remove and zypper lock it on first boot.
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1014167 fix came in
month following 42.3 release, so shouldn't apply to TW or 15.
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I was just planning to do my 42.3 upgrade (from 42.2) using the
DVD,
which I prefer. Will I encounter this grub2 problem using that
media in upgrade mode?

Only if you don't install grub2.

I should have been more clear in my original question. I don't want
to install grub2. It sounds like the upgrade is going to force me to
install grub2.

It looks like it, yes. I have a test system I upgraded (zypper dup) to
42.3, it now also has grub2, although I don't need it. It doens't hurt
though.


Maybe yes, maybe no. I've got it on a W10 machine, and I ran into issues when
I did that install (no big surprise there). I tried it when legacy grub was
obsoleted, but had issues with it finding all the instances on the machine and
properly chainloading. I like the simplicity and granular control I get with
legacy grub or even easier, generic code and boot flag. Or maybe I've just
been too lazy to learn grub2 well enough to be able to easily do all the
things I can do with legacy. As I've gotten old I've become more obstinate.
:)



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