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Re: What happened to debian - does "stable" keep having any meaning?



On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Jochen Schulz <ml@well-adjusted.de> wrote:
Geronimo:
> Jochen Schulz wrote:
>>
>> AFAICS, we can rule out the kernel as the cuplrit completely, as grub
>> doesn't even get that far.
>
> VETO - after reboot, you might be right, but what happens during update-grub?

update-grub only creates the configuration file, it doesn't write the
MBR or anything like that.

I'm very thankful for Debian, but must agree with some of the posts here regarding GRUB2's placement in Stable.  Even when it detects another operating system during installation, and you give it approval to add to the boot menu, upon reboot after fresh installation it doesn't appear in the boot menu.  Some edits to /etc/default/grub and /boot/grub/grub.cfg (the one that says "DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE") can make it work (after some pretty extensive Googling for those of us who aren't GRUB2 gurus).  It just seems odd that control was taken away from the user regarding superficial things like the name that appears on the GRUB boot menu/splash screen upon startup.  Most people I help out really don't want to see that Windows 7 is on /dev/sda2, for example, and the only way to change it is with editing a file that says it shouldn't be edited.  (??)

So, it's good to see I am not alone!

Mark

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