Bug#497791: Bug #497791, confirmation

Felix Zielcke fzielcke at z-51.de
Fri Aug 7 10:55:48 UTC 2009

Am Freitag, den 31.07.2009, 10:09 +0200 schrieb Adolf Winterer:
> Suggestion:
> If you do not want to add an additional prompt, then please add a text
> on the 
> screen showing the check box, clearly stating something like this:
> "If grub is NOT installed in the MBR on this computer, then you need
> to enter 
> the command 'grub-install /dev/XdYn' from a root shell. Caution: Not
> doing so 
> will leave your computer in an unbootable state." 

Well I talked now with Robert about it and we added now:

 Note: It is possible to install GRUB to partition boot records as well.
 However, this forces GRUB to use the blocklist mechanism, which makes it
 less reliable, and therefore is not recommended.

We just don't want to recommend it to install GRUB to a bootsector
instead of MBR because of the blocklists.

Felix Zielcke
Proud Debian Maintainer

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