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Re: Is grub perfect? (was Re: Does LXDE really require lightdm?)

On 06/30/2014 06:24 AM, berenger.morel@neutralite.org wrote:

Le 28.06.2014 05:14, slitt a écrit :
On Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:33:57 +0900
Joel Rees <joel.rees@gmail.com> wrote:

On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 7:48 AM, [...]
> Grub is a *boot loader*.

Lately (last few years), it seems to be trying to do a lot more.

> What do you expect it to do? Mind read?

I'd almost say that's one of the things the devs are trying to make
it do.

I have a feeling that a lot of this thread got procmailed to
my /dev/null, but for the person who asked what I wanted it to do,
that's simple: Boot the damn computer with a menu to choose predefined
kernel/initrd/disk combinations, and nothing else. And for gosh sakes,
keep it in one file. If a config option is about "pretty", leave that
feature out.

In other words, grub1.


Otherwise, if you do not like grub, there are other boot loaders. LILO
at least works fine, and seems to be ok for your requirements: a single
easy text file as configuration.
It's what I'm doing, excepted at work for 2 reasons: it does not seems
to support the new crap named... how is it named? Secure boot? Something
like that. The fun thing about that is that the grub installation did
not allowed me to have a dual boot with the original windows, so I could
be using LILO right now it would not change anything.
The other reason is that I do prefer mainstream stuff on computers that
I do not want to tinker. Never had any problem with LILO, but just in

I installed grub-customizer from source and it works a charm, with grub2. Ric

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