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bug #52625: Unclear grub-install documentation

Submitted by:  Ori Avtalion <saltyhorse>
Submitted on:  Fri 08 Dec 2017 12:25:50 PM UTC  
 
Category: DocumentationSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
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Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 
Release: Git masterReproducibility: None
Planned Release: None

Fri 08 Dec 2017 12:25:50 PM UTC, original submission:

The documentation for grub-install is vague in several places:

1)
In the "Installing GRUB using grub-install" section it says:

>The usage is basically very simple. You only need to specify one
>argument to the program, namely, where to install the boot loader. The
>argument has to be either a device file (like @samp{/dev/hda}).


Only one option follows "either". What's the other option?

2)
The "BIOS installation" section describes two ways to install GRUB:

  • in the area between the MBR and the first partition
  • the core image can be installed in a file system and a list of the blocks that make it up can be stored in the first sector of that partition.

There is no information on how to perform each option.

Ori Avtalion <saltyhorse>

 

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