Re: Gone are the happy days
Posted Jun 29, 2012 13:17 UTC (Fri) by utoddl
In reply to: GRUB 2.00 released
Parent article: GRUB 2.00 released
I used to try to let all my installed distros share a /boot partition, but I got tired of fixing up grub.conf and/or menu.lst after each update. So for the last several years I've had a dedicated non-distro based "master" boot partition with a hand-installed GRUB, the only purpose of which was to chainload to the various distro specific GRUBs on distro specific boot partitions. This has worked well for years.
Now that GRUB has taken "Grand Unified" to heart and gone all probey on me and no longer wants to install boot code into anything other than the root of a disc, I suppose I'll have to come up with another strategy. Perhaps going back to a common /boot partition for all the distros is the way to go.
How do you, my fellow LWN readers, handle boot partition issues with multiple distros on one box? I'm looking for a strategy that works with rather than against the expectations of the various distros and how they do updates.
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