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Old 04-07-2023, 06:50 AM   #1
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Parameter to avoid installation of bootloader under cl-install?


I am trying to install CLDX 23 in an old Fujitsu with Core 2 Duo.

The Live installer rejects all passwords I try and does not allow me to proceed, as per https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...on-4175723726/.

So I am considering installing from console, but as this is a multiboot machine I want to avoid installation of bootloader in order to maintain the current booting set up, which has been working fine.

I have found no reference to any parameter regarding bootloader in the Calculate documentation online. It might be a solution if I could at least point the bootloader to the Calculate partition (PBR?).
 
Old 04-07-2023, 07:40 AM   #2
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The bootloader is usually the last thing to be installed, after all the software has been unpacked and copied over. If you're lucky, you will be given the option of not installing it. If that choice is not available, you can usually opt to intall it in the first sector of your new Linux partition, where it will do no harm, rather than in the mbr.
 
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Old 04-07-2023, 02:21 PM   #3
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posted by hazel:

The bootloader is usually the last thing to be installed, after all the software has been unpacked and copied over. If you're lucky, you will be given the option of not installing it. If that choice is not available, you can usually opt to install it in the first sector of your new Linux partition, where it will do no harm, rather than in the mbr.
Thank you once again hazel for confirming what was just mere intuition. I want to be careful about preserving my boot setup, and I have not found detailed information about cl-install (the console installer).

Code:
guest@calculate / $ man cl-install
No manual entry for cl-install
Hope someone will drop a hint on the right parameter
 
Old 04-09-2023, 09:18 PM   #4
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I have been informed via Calculate's chat, that
Code:
--mbr=off
will do it.
 
  


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