Grub should install in "/' hierarchy and *not* under "/usr" hierarchy

Bug #638849 reported by Sachin Garg on 2010-09-15
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grub (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub

GRUB is a critical system component and its executables should reside directly below the "/" hierarchy and not "/usr" as they do currently.

Many people (including me) create separate partitions for /usr etc. and these partitions may not be mounted/mountable during a rescue boot.

Therefore, the grub binaries should reside under /sbin and not depend on anything except programs in /, /bin, /sbin, /etc, /lib, /lib64.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2010-09-15
Changed in grub (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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