#781 closed Feature Request (fixed)

Option to install grub on the same slice as pcbsd

Reported by: rvc Owned by: kris
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Installer Version: 9.2-RELEASE
Keywords: grub install option Cc: trac-bugs@…


Every install, grub is installed by default on the MBR.
Most cases when guys are dual booting with windows or they are using grub from linux or for that matter easyBCD or GAG to load their OS, it will be nice if we have the option to install grub on the same slice as pcbsd /
this option is available on any linux distro install. the benefit will be as follows...
Windows users after a upgrade or windows repair, it erases grub from MBR. if any such thing happens pcbsd becomes literally impossible to boot without having to resort to a 3rd party loader like easyBCD or GAG. Doing this will surely make us leave the wonderful option of choosing the boot environment at the grub splash itself !

i felt it will be nice if an option is given to install grub on the same partition as pcbsd install...

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 23 months ago by rvc

i made this feature request coz i am using easyBCD as the grub installed by pcbsd failed to identify my windows install :(
i had to reset MBR using the windows DVD and then resorted to use easyBCD, so i cant use the wonderful feature of grub letting us choose the boot environment prior to booting !

comment:2 Changed 23 months ago by kris

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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