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bug #41031: mingw: bad defaults for grub-install

Submitted by:  <qwertial>
Submitted on:  Sun 29 Dec 2013 10:02:52 PM UTC  
 
Category: NoneSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Software Error
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 
Release: Git masterReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: None

Sun 29 Dec 2013 10:02:52 PM UTC, original submission:

Current default option values make grub-install put GRUB files into the \boot\grub directory at the root of whichever drive letter grub-install happens to be run from. This may come as an unpleasant surprise to the user: the installation could fail with a confusing "disk `hostdisk/\\\\?\\Z:' not found" message (when e.g. Z: is a drive-mapped network share), or the user could unwittingly perform a cross-disk install.

A good default for --boot-directory could be "%SYSTEMDRIVE%\" (which usually would be "C:\", so that GRUB puts itself into "C:\grub"), although there may be better alternatives.

Or perhaps there should be no default on the platform at all, and grub-install should always demand specifying both --boot-directory and the boot device.

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