On 7 Feb 2005, at 15:22, Darragh Bailey wrote:
> Currently have the following really annoying problem that I would
> appreciate any
> help with. The main problem is with installing the grub bootloader
> onto one of
> my disks, I've give the outline of the system configuration since it
> hardly be described as standard.
No, it certainly could not :-)
> At the moment after attempting
> $ grub-install --root-directory=/boot /dev/hdf
>> it writes the directory
> /boot/boot/grub/ and puts the various files in there, which is not
> correct to be
> gin with.
It may not be what you want, but it is correct from grub's lights. When
you do grub-install it tries to install the grub files in /boot/grub.
However, if you're doing something unusual, and you tell grub where to
install the files with --root-directory, it puts the files under the
directory boot in THAT directory. So, if you say --root-directory=/boot
and boot puts its files in /boot/boot, it is only doing exactly what
you tell it to do.
To be honest, given your convoluted layout, I'd not be surprised that
grub-install doesn't work. It is simply a script around the grub shell,
and although it does its best, I guess it can't consider every
eventuality. In your situation, I think you need to learn a little more
about grub, and use the grub shell to do the installation exactly as
you want it.
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