[SATLUG] Let the dispute begin

mark mark at kandm-solutions.com
Mon Jul 25 21:41:53 CDT 2011


I found the idea of chainloading grubs very interesting. Although I have
not had much luck installing grub to partitions. I have not tried in a
while though, and when I did I was pretty green. I do chainload to a
Solaris grub that wasn't installed to the MBR.

On Mon, 2011-07-25 at 19:19 -0500, buddylee48 wrote:
> I proposed the original partition scheme as an introduction to how lvm works
> without much complication, but if we are really that worried do one
> partition, everything in LVM, grub2 can boot from LVM ;)
> 
> Archwiki can help you here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB2#LVM
> 
> I still recommend chainloading as this will resolve pretty much all your
> problems and fears about mbr/config hungry distros. The only thing you would
> have to check is the distro that does write to the mbr and make sure the
> chainload entries don't get erased.
> 
> Cody Lee
> On Jul 25, 2011 7:06 PM, "Bruce Dubbs" <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Othniel Graichen wrote:
> >> Regarding separate boot partitions --
> >>
> >> You can only have 4 primary partitions so the
> >> example given with 3 distros and LVM
> >> is Totally maxed out and NOT extensible to more OSes.
> >
> > Who said anything about LVM?
> >
> > Maxed out at 3? Hardly. Here is my layout right now:
> >
> > /dev/sda1 * 1 13 /boot 100M
> > /dev/sda2 14 1229 Ubuntu 9.04 10G minus
> > /dev/sda3 1230 1594 Swap 2G
> > /dev/sda4 1595 38913 Extended
> > /dev/sda5 1595 2900 lfs-6.5 10G
> > /dev/sda6 2901 4206 lfs-6.5 10G Aug 2009
> > /dev/sda7 4207 5422 Ubuntu 9.04 10G minus
> > /dev/sda8 5423 6728 lfs-66 10G
> > /dev/sda9 6729 11951 /usr/src 40G
> > /dev/sda10 11952 14563 /mnt/backup 20G
> > /dev/sda11 14564 15869 /home 10G
> > /dev/sda12 15870 19786 /data 30G
> > /dev/sda13 19787 21092 lfs-20110110 10G
> > /dev/sda14 21093 22398 lfs-20100816 10G
> > /dev/sda15 22399 23704 lfs-6.7 10G
> > /dev/sda16 23705 26136 Ubuntu 11.04 20G
> >
> > I used to have sda17, but removed it.
> >
> > -- Bruce
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