Commit bb8ea0f5 authored by Colin Watson's avatar Colin Watson

* docs/grub.texi (GNU GRUB manual): Remove reference to `Invoking

the grub shell'.
(Installation): Add reference to `Making a GRUB bootable CD-ROM'.
(Installing GRUB using grub-install): Remove reference to the grub
shell; mention `grub-mkimage' and `grub-setup' instead.
(Invoking grub-install): Likewise.
(Interface): Add reference to `Menu entry editor'.
(serial): Remove `--device' option.
parent 288dd6ed
2010-06-02 Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>
* docs/grub.texi (GNU GRUB manual): Remove reference to `Invoking
the grub shell'.
(Installation): Add reference to `Making a GRUB bootable CD-ROM'.
(Installing GRUB using grub-install): Remove reference to the grub
shell; mention `grub-mkimage' and `grub-setup' instead.
(Invoking grub-install): Likewise.
(Interface): Add reference to `Menu entry editor'.
(serial): Remove `--device' option.
2010-06-02 Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>
* docs/grub.texi (Configuration): New section, documenting
......
......@@ -85,7 +85,6 @@ This edition documents version @value{VERSION}.
* Interface:: The menu and the command-line
* Commands:: The list of available builtin commands
* Troubleshooting:: Error messages produced by GRUB
* Invoking the grub shell:: How to use the grub shell
* Invoking grub-install:: How to use the GRUB installer
* Invoking grub-mkconfig:: Generate a GRUB configuration file
* Obtaining and Building GRUB:: How to obtain and build GRUB
......@@ -451,6 +450,7 @@ the @dfn{boot directory}.
@menu
* Installing GRUB using grub-install::
* Making a GRUB bootable CD-ROM::
@end menu
......@@ -530,11 +530,11 @@ quite careful. If the output is wrong, it is unlikely that your
computer will be able to boot with no problem.
Note that @command{grub-install} is actually just a shell script and the
real task is done by the grub shell @command{grub} (@pxref{Invoking the
grub shell}). Therefore, you may run @command{grub} directly to install
GRUB, without using @command{grub-install}. Don't do that, however,
unless you are very familiar with the internals of GRUB. Installing a
boot loader on a running OS may be extremely dangerous.
real task is done by @command{grub-mkimage} and @command{grub-setup}.
Therefore, you may run those commands directly to install GRUB, without
using @command{grub-install}. Don't do that, however, unless you are very
familiar with the internals of GRUB. Installing a boot loader on a running
OS may be extremely dangerous.
@node Making a GRUB bootable CD-ROM
......@@ -1073,6 +1073,7 @@ the command-line interface.
@menu
* Command-line interface:: The flexible command-line interface
* Menu interface:: The simple menu interface
* Menu entry editor:: Editing a menu entry
@end menu
......@@ -1272,7 +1273,7 @@ Commands usable anywhere in the menu and in the command-line.
@node serial
@subsection serial
@deffn Command serial [@option{--unit=unit}] [@option{--port=port}] [@option{--speed=speed}] [@option{--word=word}] [@option{--parity=parity}] [@option{--stop=stop}] [@option{--device=dev}]
@deffn Command serial [@option{--unit=unit}] [@option{--port=port}] [@option{--speed=speed}] [@option{--word=word}] [@option{--parity=parity}] [@option{--stop=stop}]
Initialize a serial device. @var{unit} is a number in the range 0-3
specifying which serial port to use; default is 0, which corresponds to
the port often called COM1. @var{port} is the I/O port where the UART
......@@ -1281,10 +1282,7 @@ is to be found; if specified it takes precedence over @var{unit}.
@var{stop} are the number of data bits and stop bits. Data bits must
be in the range 5-8 and stop bits must be 1 or 2. Default is 8 data
bits and one stop bit. @var{parity} is one of @samp{no}, @samp{odd},
@samp{even} and defaults to @samp{no}. The option @option{--device}
can only be used in the grub shell and is used to specify the
tty device to be used in the host operating system (@pxref{Invoking the
grub shell}).
@samp{even} and defaults to @samp{no}.
The serial port is not used as a communication channel unless the
@command{terminal} command is used (@pxref{terminal}).
......@@ -1654,9 +1652,9 @@ Unset the environment variable @var{envvar}.
@node Invoking grub-install
@chapter Invoking grub-install
The program @command{grub-install} installs GRUB on your drive using the
grub shell (@pxref{Invoking the grub shell}). You must specify the
device name on which you want to install GRUB, like this:
The program @command{grub-install} installs GRUB on your drive using
@command{grub-mkimage} and (on some platforms) @command{grub-setup}. You
must specify the device name on which you want to install GRUB, like this:
@example
grub-install @var{install_device}
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