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Re: [opensuse] Howto Consolidate/Change which /boot/grub gets booted first?
  • From: David Bolt <bcrafhfr@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:06:33 +0000
  • Message-id: <iAVa7huZWNaJFwaS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 9 Jan 2009, David C. Rankin wrote:-

Listmates,

I have an 11.0 server with RAID1 that I added a spare 500G drive to in
order
to load 11.1 on the new drive. The 11.1 install created a new
/boot/grub/menu.lst and attempted to add an entry to boot the 11.0 install. Now
grub boots the 11.1 install (on sdc1) and then if selected will boot 11.0 on
dm-2 (sda5 + sdb5). I now want to remove sdc from the system leaving the
original 11.0 install. How do I tell grub to boot the 11.0 install first
instead of booting from sdc so that when I remove the drive I'm not left unable
to boot?

Even if I wasn't removing sdc, I would still like to know how to make
grub
boot from my original /boot instead of the last installed /boot. Can somebody
point me in the right direction to get this fixed? Thanks.

As it appears that you're going to be removing sdc, have you tried
booting the system after doing just that?

If 11.1 has created a new /boot/* and written grub to sdc, the original
11.0 grub should still be exactly as it was before you installed 11.1,
and so should boot the system into 11.0.


Regards,
David Bolt

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