Re: Is grub perfect? (was Re: Does LXDE really require lightdm?)
On Sunday, June 29, 2014 4:00:01 AM UTC+5:30, Brian wrote:
> On Sat 28 Jun 2014 at 10:09:28 -0700, Rusi Mody wrote:
> > On Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:20:02 PM UTC+5:30, Brian wrote:
> > > On Sat 28 Jun 2014 at 09:00:30 +0200, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> > > > On Saturday 28 June 2014 05.55:39 Rusi Mody wrote:
> > > > > PS. No I am not defending grub2 -- I find its documentation almost
> > > > > non-existent -- just my survival strategies :-)
> > > > Yes, this is one problem. There are others:
> > > 20 man pages and an info manual amounts to non-existent documentation?
> > I use the grub command configfile (also multiboot).
> > What do they do? Where are they documented?
> > [I got the tips on usage on the grub mailing list]
> > More generally:
> > $ ls /boot/grub/i386-pc/*.mod|wc -l
> > 213
> > So there are 213 modules in grub... Who/What/Where/How...???
> Deficiencies in existing documentation don't match up with a claim of
> its being almost non-existent. The present documention would be of help
> to most users for most things, but I suppose your examples above only go
> to show that grub isn't perfect.
[For anyone who finds this and has an itch to explore the limbo between
non-existent and non-perfect]:
There used to be a grub wiki: grub.enbug.org. The link is now dead.
It can however still be found in the webarchive: