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

Le 30.06.2014 20:33, Ric Moore a écrit :
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

Oh, and (sorry for long time reply, I did not found lot of time to read my personal mails) there is another bootloader in the wild.

Extlinux. I'm tinkering with it, since I want to build an external disk able to boot various live ISOs (tails and kali to name them) plus 3 distros (probably Debian for real uses, plus gentoo and a *BSD for experimenting). For now my disk was not bootable, but that's a story for another thread, in the case I won't be able to solve my issue myself.

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