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bug #38358: grub-install Manpage/Info should include --root-directory

Submitted by:  Jan Anlauff <j4n>
Submitted on:  Wed 20 Feb 2013 08:21:58 PM UTC  
Category:  Documentation Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Wont Fix Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Closed Release: 
Release:  Bazaar - trunk Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Thu 12 May 2016 09:49:03 AM UTC, comment #2:

Please reopen.

Undocumented features/options are always bugs. It doesn't matter if it is unmodern/old/deprecated. It is there.

Please put it to the manpage and mark it "deprecated" there.

Let's got to practice:
There are a lot of howto's, tutorials, postings using this option. For a new user there is now way to find out what this option is about because no documentation of it is available.

Christian Buhtz <buhtz>
Sun 24 Feb 2013 03:13:59 PM UTC, comment #1:

--root-directory is just a compatibility alias, intentionaly undocumented. Using --root-directory=$x or --boot-directory=$x/boot are completely equivalent. --root-directory=DEVICE doesn't exist. Nor does --boot-directory=DEVICE. If autodetection fails upgrade, if bug persist please supply more info so we can know where the problem is.Adding bunch of overrides is nearly never a solution.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Wed 20 Feb 2013 08:21:58 PM UTC, original submission:

When re-installing grub from a live CD, the option --root-directory <device> comes in very handy when /boot is on a RAID 1, as auto-detection fails. It is not documented in the manpage, only the --boot-directory. I propose the following addition:

Jan Anlauff <j4n>


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