Bug#275388: mounting at boot time under grub
> I dropped all references to specific boot loaders since there
> are over a dozend different ones used with linux and people
> beagan to complain that I didn't mention the one they use.
To pull out a cliche, this is "letting the perfect be the enemy of the
good". Covering the two most popular boot loaders (lilo and grub),
together accounting for certainly well over 90% of the Debian users,
and in particular nearly 100% of the less experienced users, is GOOD.
Covering them all might be perfect, but just because it is impractical
to do the perfect thing doesn't mean you should abandon a good thing.
It is not a slight on other boot loaders to not cover them - it is
completely reasonable to just cover the N most popular boot loaders,
for some N, and leave it at that.
Barak A. Pearlmutter <email@example.com>
Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland