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bug #493: grub-install should make a backup of the boot sector

Submitted by:  Jason Thomas <jthomas>
Submitted on:  Wed 29 May 2002 12:52:54 AM UTC  
Votes:  80  
Category:  Installation Severity:  Minor
Priority:  1 - Later Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Wont Fix Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Yoshinori K. Okuji <okuji> Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  0.92
Release:  None Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Fri 21 Apr 2017 05:02:00 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Probably instead of a full "uninstall feature", GRUB could just automatically make a copy of at least the MBR to, say:


That's what most users do anyway using the 'dd' command before installing GRUB on the MBR, and most of the times that copy is not needed, or if it's needed the user would know (or learn) how to use it. It would help when they forget to do that backup or if the wrong command was issued.

Mar Goli <golimarrrr>
Sat 29 Jun 2002 09:07:15 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I decided to close this report, because nobody shows
interest in it seriously. If you want the feature really,
post another report to the BTS with your opinion on how
it should work.


Yoshinori K. Okuji <okuji>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri 31 May 2002 12:32:04 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Uggh... The URL in the previous message wasn't processed correctly.
This is the correct URL (I hope this will be processed properly):



Yoshinori K. Okuji <okuji>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 30 May 2002 05:29:49 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I posted a proposal to bug-grub:


There is no follow-up until now. So I assume that the priority
is really low. Probably I won't work on that, unless someone
replies to me.


Yoshinori K. Okuji <okuji>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Wed 29 May 2002 12:52:54 AM UTC, original submission:  
Jason Thomas <jthomas>


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