> On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 05:06 -0500, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Jay will have to explain the his problem more completely, but I think
> the first install of a Multi-BOOT setup just didn't go well and somehow
> failed to install the 'kernel' package because it wouldn't install the
> kernel without installing Grub and he didn't like it's choice of where
> it wanted to install Grub.
So, this sounds like a chain of issues that may have been misunderstood:
1.) During Fedora installation choosing the default disk
partitioning scheme has implications I've never been willing to accept
a.) a /boot for kernel, initrd, etc
b.) /home on the same partition with /usr and /etc, which is
the default I really object to. I prefer /home on a separate partition
so that I can reinstall an OS without touching my user data.
One can choose to custom partition the hd. There is no requirement that
/boot be on its own partition, and I've never done that myself.
You get the option to install grub in a paqrtition, but that is not the
default choice with grub.
Aside from the Fedora installation, grub isn't involved with kernel
upgrade/installation. It's a separate rpm.
> As far FC8's mkinitrd well see my other message for how I helped him get
> the necessary package(s) installed.
> Someones first time working with 'chroot' can be a little confusing,
> to say the least, and I couldn't by just email explain what the
> following was really doing:
> # chroot /mnt/new /usr/sbin/mkinitrd 188.8.131.52-42
Not sure the above is correct for Fedora, though I've not done an initrd
that way. I think you need to point to the headers tree at
I usually cd to /lib/modules and do:
mkinitrd -v -f /boot/initrd-[version].img [ --with/[[without= ...]
The modules, etc., are in a directory named only for the kernel version,
> and that the "/usr/sbin/mkinitrd" file only needed to be on the Fedora
> side of things to work.
> Also I'm use to Ubuntu/Debian which uses /usr/sbin/mkinitramfs for the
> name of the command.
Yes, I think Debian/Ubuntu is a bit different on this. My Debian
experience is somewhat date now.
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