reinstall grub option makes other installs unbootable
I did the following using the feisty i386 d-i cd rc 20070415:
* Install using "erase whole disk" (in English)
* Install using "auto resize" (in Dutch)
* Boot with the rescue CD. Ask for rescue mode; select sda1 (the English install); ask to reinstall grub on (hd0)
After this, the Dutch install is not bootable because the English install's grub menu predates the Dutch one.
It is difficult to see how this could be improved given the current (IMO broken) design. Note that a user who is trying to fix an older install with a rescue disk may choose the route above and then find that it is not possible to chroot from the older install to the newer due to kernel incompatibilities; they must then run the rescue again, counterintuitively asking to reinstall the boot loader for the new install.
This would all be much easier if we installed grub in the root of our partition and just put some chain loader in the mbr.
|Changed in rescue (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Incomplete → Triaged|
|importance:||Undecided → Wishlist|