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

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 9:44 PM, Rusi Mody <rustompmody@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-grub/2011-01/msg00029.html

The "grub guys" (I don't know what makes you think that the person who
answered you is associated with grub in any way because grub-help@ is
similar to debian-user@) are telling you in that post exactly what I
told you: "multiboot" is used to load the core.img of another grub2
install. The kernel grub1 command loads the kernel of another install.
I've never seen an instance of (or the documentation for) "kernel"
loading a grub1 stage1_5 or stage2.

> I really dont want to get into the quality of docs argument.

Unsurprising since you're wrong! LOL

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