Ubuntu

Installing Ubuntu a second time and /boot/grub/menu.lst

Reported by Andreas Schildbach on 2005-12-16
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

This is a feature request.

When installing a second Ubuntu installation on the same drive as a first Ubuntu
installation, currently if you use grub there seems to be no way around managing
the /dev/hda1 with the /dev/hda2 installation. This means that from now on your
/boot/grub/menu.lst on /dev/hda2 is responsible for the boot menu, whereas
before the second installation it was menu.lst on /dev/hda1.

I'd like to keep the first installation in control of menu.lst. Somehow Ubuntu
should detect that /dev/hda1 exists and add itself to /boot/grub/menu.lst there,
instead of transferring control to the new installation. If you, at some day,
format the partition with the second installation, you can still boot your
"master" installation.

Martin Bergner (martin-bergner) wrote :

Thanks for your comment. The changes you are requesting require more
discussion and should rather be done on an appropriate mailing list or
forum.

http://www.ubuntu.com/community/forums/ might be a good start.

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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