[rear-users] ReaR entry in grub

Schlomo Schapiro schlomo at schapiro.org
Tue May 7 13:36:50 CEST 2013


​Hi,​

On 7 May 2013 13:10, Werner Flamme <werner.flamme at ufz.de> wrote:

> By looking at the boot prompt :-\. AFAIK the system uses legacy grub
> when it is installed. No, wait, there is YaST...
>
> Before switching:
> grep LOADER_TYPE /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
> LOADER_TYPE="grub"
>
> After switching:
> grep LOADER_TYPE /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
> LOADER_TYPE="grub2"
>
> So the place where SUSE stores the info is updated correctly.
>

​That is why ReaR once had a piece of code that would check this file and
also call lilo if used. IIRC we lost this recently, maybe better to put it
back.

AFAIK SUSE is the only distro that keeps track of the boot loader in this
simple and obvious way.

Regards,
Schlomo​
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