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Re: Why Grub? Must I Switch?

On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 18:03, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
> Paul Johnson wrote:
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> >"Daniel L. Miller" <dmiller@amfes.com> writes:
> >>I don't understand that - unless your different kernel versions are
> >>all using the same filename.
> >
> >You have a basic shell.  You can type the name, and IIRC, there is tab
> >autocompletion.
> So you can't have an unattended boot?
> Daniel

You can certainly have an unattended boot - the GRUB menu comes up and, after 
a specified interval, it will go on to boot the first entry on the menu  
(unless, of course, you manually select another).

However, if you've just done a system upgrade or destroyed a kernel or 
whatever, or are just Grub-floppy-booting into a system, then you can bring 
up the  Grub command line which has, as Paul said, tab autocompletion - and 
very handy it is too for finding a kernel when you can't remember whether 
it's  vmlinuz2.4.18-bf2.4 or   vmlinuz2.4.18_bf2.4   


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