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authorCharles Plessy <>2013-08-11 14:52:47 +0900
committerCharles Plessy <>2013-08-11 14:52:47 +0900
commitc5dec7b040349b5611da70698d655ef5dd00b052 (patch)
parentf2f82d35f46fce2877244c84f05de69ef91607ef (diff)
Polish the instructions.
1 files changed, 19 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/debian/README.Debian b/debian/README.Debian
index 5791b23..5911aaa 100644
--- a/debian/README.Debian
+++ b/debian/README.Debian
@@ -1,16 +1,24 @@
-quick setup
- * run update-menu-lst which will create a menu.lst for you if one does not
- exist or manually create one, and skip to step 4
+At its installation, this package runs 'update-menu-lst' to create a 'menu.lst'
+file in '/boot/grub/' in order to make the system bootable by PV-GRUB. It also
+runs 'update-menu-lst' each time a kernel package is installed or removed.
- * edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
- or if /boot is a separate partition
- edit /boot/boot/grub/menu.lst
+'update-menu-lst' is derived from 'update-grub' in the grub-legacy package and
+has some options in common, in particular 'groot' and 'kopt' that can be edited
+in '/boot/grub/menu.lst' and applied by running 'update-menu-lst' again. See
+the manual page update-menu-lst(8) for details.
- and change groot, and kopt to whatever settings you need.
- modify anything else in the menu.lst you want,
+This package does not contain GRUB and does not modify the master boot record.
+Install grub-pc or one of the other GRUB 2 binary packages if you need this.
- re-run update-grub to update the lines for each kernel to those
- that you specified with groot and kopt
+This package conflicts with grub-legacy as both packages modify
+'/boot/grub/menu.lst'. Systems where grub-legacy is installed do not need
+This package is for systems where GRUB can not or should not be installed, but
+that need an up-to-date '/boot/grub/menu.lst' file. It provides and conflicts
+with Ubuntu's grub-legacy-ec2 package, that it aims to replace.
+ -- Charles Plessy <> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:44:22 +0900