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

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:40:02 AM UTC+5:30, Tom H wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:43 PM, Brian 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 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.

The grub guys explaining (to me!) the configfile and multiboot commands:

I really dont want to get into the quality of docs argument.
Just giving the above to offset the claim that grub devs are 'patronizing' --
this has not been my experience

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