I'm hoping to obtain some guidance to properly update Grub on a GoDaddy dedicated server, as my previous attempt has resulted in re-provisioning the server. If this were a local server, I think I could start the server from the console and make the necessary configuration changes. Being hosted, I don't have access to the console - or so I believe, so I'm stuck with a server I can no longer access.
To start, I'm using
apt-get upgrade (as I'm ultimately trying to upgrade from Lucid to Precise). This then identifies the Grub update..
There are two separate prompts which I'm unsure how to properly proceed:
1) Grub configuration
The update asks what I want to do with the config file (/etc/default/grub?). Should I
- Keep my existing
- Replace with package
- Merge existing with package
2) Installation location
A second prompt is to install the boot loader. The guide suggests that if I don't know, I should install it to all locations.
/boot is located on /dev/sda1
/dev/sda3 contains everything else (eg /)
Is /boot the only place it needs to be located, or do I need to identify something in /boot/grub/grub.cfg to identify where it should be installed?