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

On Tue 01 Jul 2014 at 03:43:37 -0400, Tom H wrote:

> 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:
> >>
> >> 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.

Ineptness on my part. I was working from memory and, in addition,
omitted the word "line" after "command". Not that restoring it increases
the usefulness of the contribution above its original 0%.

> > I really dont want to get into the quality of docs argument.
> Unsurprising since you're wrong! LOL

He is right about the high quality advice from respondents (some are
grub developers) on help-grub, though.

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