[Klug-general] grub vs grub2
macgyver at thedumbterminal.co.uk
Mon Feb 8 20:50:44 UTC 2010
On Monday 08 Feb 2010, George Prowse wrote:
> On 08/02/2010 18:18, james morris wrote:
> > I've got a few linux distros installed on my hdds. Most would install
> > grub, but some install grub2. Grub2 is the current bootloader on my
> > system.
> > This is just my opinion of course, but it seems that grub2 makes more
> > work of adding boot entries - I can no longer just edit a single file in
> > a single directory.
> > As far as booting goes, I am just an average home user, I don't think
> > grub2 is really worth the extra hassle that the new
> > modular-configuration-features bring. I'm certainly going to go back to
> > grub legacy.
> > some of the irritating problems i've been having with grub2:
> > (which i'm not asking for solutions to, i'm going to remove it)
> > grub2/debian-testing still insists that /dev/sda8 is kubuntu when it is
> > plainly the boot partition gentoo is using.
> > grub2/debian-testing (upon issuing sudo grub-mkconfig) compiles a huge
> > list of operating systems and kernels which streams down a full screen
> > xterm. despite the fact i have only three installs.
> > grub2/debian-testing when it comes to choosing a boot entry, ignores half
> > of the boot entries it actually found.
> > grub2/debian-testing has decided it will now tell me to "load the kernel
> > first" when i choose a boot entry from the menu.
> > grub2/debian-testing is actually far easier to just not bother
> > configuring and just enter 'c' at the boot menu for a command line and
> > type (hd0,8)/vm[tab] and i get the kernel i want to boot. then i type
> > boot and it boots.
> > it makes me laugh. grub legacy, i will welcome you back shortly!
> This is where gentoo rules! After using gentoo for 6 or 7 years I know
> exactly how to fix most problems when they occur on other systems. I do
> hate the "hands-off" approach of most systems though, I often make
> system-wide changes at the base level which ends up messing some crappy
> tool they have made for such an eventuality
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can grub2 do software raid superblocks yet, without having to run it on every
i still prefer lilo :-)
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