grub-install documentation is truncated or too succint

Bug #1479516 reported by Etienne URBAH on 2015-07-29
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Bug Description

Concerning the documentation for 'grub-install' :

Inside 'grub.info.gz' :
- Thank you very much for chapter '4.1 Installing GRUB using grub-install' : This really provides useful information.
- But chapter '23 Invoking grub-install' is regrettably truncated : It mentions only options --help, --version, --boot-directory, --recheck and --no-rs-codes.

Inside the 'Manual page grub-install(8)' :
- Many options are listed, but the description is much too succinct to be useful.
- The whole text between 'grub-install [OPTION...] [OPTION] [INSTALL_DEVICE]' and '-s, --skip-fs-probe do not probe for filesystems in DEVICE' is duplicated.

Can you describe all 'grub-install' options into 'grub.info.gz' ?
Can you fully replicate this information in the 'Manual page grub-install(8)' ?
Thank you in advance.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: grub2-common 2.02~beta2-22ubuntu1.1
Uname: Linux 4.0.0-040000-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: X-Cinnamon
Date: Wed Jul 29 21:45:12 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-07-20 (9 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
SourcePackage: grub2
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :
Etienne URBAH (eurbah) on 2015-08-31
tags: added: wily
Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02~beta2-26ubuntu5 from 'Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Beta1'.

Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02~beta2-28 from 'Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Beta2'.

Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02~beta2-29ubuntu0.2 from 'Ubuntu 15.10 Wily'.

Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02~beta2-29ubuntu0.3 from 'Ubuntu 15.10 Wily'.

Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02~beta2-36 from 'Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Beta1'.

tags: added: xenial
Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu10 from 'Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Beta1'.

Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu11 from 'Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety'.

Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02~beta3-3ubuntu2 from 'Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Beta2'.

Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02~beta3-4ubuntu6 from 'Kubuntu 17.10 Artful Beta1'.

Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02~beta3-4ubuntu7 from 'Ubuntu 17.10 Artful'

Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02-2ubuntu8 from 'Kubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beta1'

tags: added: bionic
Etienne URBAH (eurbah) on 2018-03-12
tags: added: artfull xenia
removed: xenial
tags: added: artful
removed: artfull
tags: added: xenial
removed: xenia
Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.02+dfsg1-12ubuntu2 from 'Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo'

tags: added: cosmic disco
Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.04-1ubuntu6 from 'Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine Beta'

tags: added: eoan
Etienne URBAH (eurbah) wrote :

This bug is still present in grub2 version 2.04-1ubuntu22 from 'Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Beta'

tags: added: focal
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