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Re: grub very strange problems



At 2:30 PM -0700 6/23/05, Thomas Taylor wrote:
>On Thursday 23 June 2005 09:10, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
>> Am Do, den 23.06.2005 schrieb Felipe Contreras um 17:29:
>> > On 6/21/05, Felipe Contreras <felipe contreras gmail com> wrote:
>> > > The problem I'm having right now is that grub starts in the shell, as
>> > > if no grub.conf existed... but there it is... and it seems to be ok.
>> >
>> > I'm going to answer myself here. Since no one in #fedora nor
>> > fedora-list answered or cared to suggest anything; I tried
>> > #lfs-support, and thanks to jbit I found what the problem was.
>> >
>> > For some reason grub is not following symlinks on ReiserFS, I don't
>> > know if it's a problem specific with the grub compiled in Fedora but
>> > making /etc/grub.conf a normal file it worked fine.
>> >
>> > Felipe Contreras
>>
>> I wonder a bit as I always thought /etc/grub.conf exists only for
>> convenience - better to be recognized as conf(iguration) file for grub.
>> And that the real configuration used by grub is only
>> /boot/grub/menu.lst, to which /etc/grub.conf on Fedora by default is a
>> symlink.
>>
>> Alexander
>
>Hi Alexander:
>
>When I do 'ls -ap /boot/grub' it indicates that @menu.lst is the symlink and
>grub.conf the original.  Am I misinterpreting this?

When booting from a /boot partition, the grub menu file needs to be on
/boot.  Having it reside in /etc wouldn't be much help at boot time.

If there is only /, then a symlink to /etc should work at boot time.
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