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

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:43 PM, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
> On Mon 30 Jun 2014 at 14:05:10 -0400, Tom H wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 1:09 PM, Rusi Mody <rustompmody@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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]
>> I don't know whether configfile and multiboot are documented in the
>> info pages (I find info unusable) but this is the upstream grub
>> manual:
> A few years ago the complaints about grub's documentation were possibly
> justified. Today, less so, And even if there are improvements which can
> made it is hardly a justification for the "bring back grub legacy and
> give us abandoned software" faction to be considered at all seriously.
> configfile is documented in the info pages. The multiboot command
> replaces the kernel command; you're on your own with that!

Why do you think that grub2's multiboot replaces grub1's kernel?

Its main use is to load the core.img of another grub2 install. I don't
think that you can load a kernel with it.

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