Boot-Update

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sys-boot/boot-update


Current Maintainer(s):Daniel Robbins
Source Repository:Repository:Funtoo Overlay


Summary: Funtoo Core Boot Framework for global boot loader configuration


News

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IP Space Migration Continues

All Funtoo user containers in the 8.28 IP space will be moving into our new IP space (172.97) over the next few days. If you have DNS set up -- be sure to watch your container and update to the new IP! container.host.funtoo.org DNS will be updated after the move.
2015-08-27 by Drobbins
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Funtoo Hosting IP Move

Funtoo user containers with IPs in the 72.18.x.x range will be gradually migrating to new IP addresses this week. If you have DNS entries for your containers, please be aware that your DNS will need to be updated.
2015-08-11 by Drobbins
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New ARM Stages

New ARM Stages, built with a new toolchain, are now hitting mirrors. Existing ARM users should re-install using these stages (dated Aug 3, 2015 or later,) rather than upgrade using emerge.
2015-08-06 by Drobbins
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Boot-Update

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Funtoo boot-update provides a unified mechanism for configuring the GRUB 1.9x (sys-boot/grub (package not on wiki - please add)) and GRUB 0.97 (sys-boot/grub-legacy (package not on wiki - please add)) boot loaders. It is the recommended, official way to configure Funtoo Linux systems for booting.

Current Version

Man Pages

Consult the following man pages for detailed, up-to-date information on configuration file settings and command-line arguments:

  • boot-update(8)
  • boot.conf(5)

GRUB 1.97+ Quick Start

If using sys-boot/grub-1.97 or later, perform the following steps:

  • Partition disk using GPT/GUID (recommended) or MBR partitions.
  • Install kernel/initrd to /boot
# emerge sys-boot/boot-update
# grub-install --no-floppy /dev/sda

Ensure that /etc/fstab is correct, and edit /etc/boot.conf to reflect your installation. Then run:

# boot-update

This will auto-generate the complex /boot/grub/grub.cfg required for booting. Re-run boot-update every time your available kernels/initrds or /etc/boot.conf configuration changes.

GRUB 0.97 (grub-legacy) Quick Start

If using sys-boot/grub-legacy-0.97, perform the following steps:

  • Partition disk using MBR partitions (GPT not supported)
  • Install kernel/initrd to /boot
# emerge sys-boot/boot-update
# emerge ">=sys-boot/grub-legacy-0.97-r11"
# grub-install-legacy /dev/sda

Due to an issue with grub-legacy, you may see the following message:

# grub-install-legacy /dev/sda
The file /boot/grub-legacy/stage1 not read correctly.

Should you receive this message, you will have to install grub-legacy from the grub shell. Assuming /boot is the partition /dev/sda1 and you want to install grub to the MBR, you would run the following:

# grub-legacy
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
quit

When adjusting to fit your setup, remember 'root' is the location of your boot partition, 'setup' is where you want to install grub, and don't forget about grub's unique naming conventions for hard drives / partitions. For more information run:

# info grub-legacy

Ensure that /etc/fstab is correct, and edit /etc/boot.conf to reflect your installation. Ensure a generate grub-legacy setting in the boot section. Then run:

# boot-update

This will auto-generate the /boot/grub-legacy/grub.conf required for booting. Note that grub-legacy-0.97-r11 and later stores grub.conf in the /boot/grub-legacy directory.

Re-run boot-update every time your available kernels / initrds or /etc/boot.conf configuration changes.