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Re: Alternatives to grub and lilo? was grub2 menu problems

On Wed, 2014-04-23 at 12:18 -0400, Steve Litt wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:54:22 +0600
> Muntasim Ul Haque <tranjeeshan@inventati.org> wrote:
> > When I press Enter then it boots into Windows 8 without any problem.
> > So I don't have any big issue here except Windows 8 is detected as
> > Windows Vista and that occurrence of error message. So what's the
> > remedy?
> Grub used to be good software. Predictable, non-surprising, one config
> file you edited with an editor. Those days are gone.
> Now, with grub 2, I need to be an expert on seven or so files that get
> processed into one big one, which acts as the config. I don't mind
> acquiring expertise for something important like LaTeX for writing
> books or Python for making my computer do my bidding, but I don't want
> to spend hours or days gaining expertise just for a program telling the
> computer the kernel and initrd locations, and a few other things. With
> gui, splash screens, frame-buffers, and all sorts of other gobblty-gook.
> I considered going back to LILO, but it still has no understanding of
> filesystems: It's easy to bork and hard to fix. Not as hard as Grub 2
> though.
> Is there a simpler bootloader that works with Linux? I don't want GUI.
> I don't want a framebuffer. I don't want a splash screen. And I don't
> want to wade through seven files to turn those things off. Basically,
> I'd like something like LILO that understands ext4.

Pff, I'm using grub2 and I edit grub.cfg directly. However, a lot of
experienced Linux users prefer Syslinux.

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