[Grml] Grub2 install behavior changed? Grml LiveCD 2010.12

Jason White jason at jasonjgw.net
Wed Feb 16 09:47:57 CET 2011

hansbkk at gmail.com <hansbkk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is this an intended behavior change for grub-install, that
> --boot-directory is now supposed to specify the immediate parent of
> where I want the /grub folder to go?
> I hope not, because having a canonical /boot/grub location seems to be
> helpful in troubleshooting - letting the user put it anywhere s/he
> likes seems an unnecessary complication. . .

The --boot-directory argument is optional; if you don't specify it,
grub-install uses /boot.

The grub-install(8) manual page says:

install GRUB images under the directory DIR/grub instead of the /boot/grub

You could have used chroot and then run grub-install without specifying
--boot-directory if you wanted.

this is Linux. There are choices. Comamnds have options to cater for a wide
variety of needs and preferences. You don't have to use this option if you
don't want to. It's documented precisely in the manual page.

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