I am running Fedora 14, which I installed from scratch in a new computer.
ls -l /boot
shows a subdirectory also called boot and
ls -l /boot/boot
shows what appears to be a another copy of
which is already in /boot.
It is not a symbolic link. It shows 14 of the 17 files in the /boot/grub.
All of these are identical to the same files in /boot/grub
with two exceptions
device.map in /boot/grub shows
# this device map was generated by anaconda
device.map in /boot/boot/grub shows
(hd0) /dev/sdaAlso the stage2 files differ.
My machine doesn't have a /dev/fd0.
Also the stage2 files differ, Finally the /boot/boot/grub directory is missing three files
../boot/grub/grub.conf: No such file or directory
../boot/grub/menu.lst: No such file or directory
present in /boot/grub
Can anyone explain any of this?
When I did the install, I had a problem. The machine is dual boot with
Windows 7 on the first disk and Fedora 14 on the second disk. I intended to have the Windows boot loader do the booting, but I made a mistake during installation and set it up to use grub to boot. So I had to fix the MBR on the first disk and reinstall grub to reside entirely on the second disk. In that process I could conceivably have created /boot/boot/grub, but I don't remember anything like that happening at the time.
While doing this, I created a bootable grub CD to be sure I could get into Fedora.
Can I be reasonably confident that /boot/boot/grub is not doing anything? ( I have plenty of room in /boot so I can leave it there.)