On Mon, 11.03.13 21:45, Nicolas Mailhot (nicolas.mailhot(a)laposte.net) wrote:
Le Lun 11 mars 2013 21:16, Lennart Poettering a écrit :
> On Mon, 11.03.13 13:08, Chris Murphy (lists(a)colorremedies.com) wrote:
>> On Mar 11, 2013, at 11:31 AM, Björn Persson <bjorn(a)xn--rombobjrn-67a.se>
>> > Or nothing at all displayed unless the user happens to know to press
>> some key at the
>> > right moment?
>> A multiboot system needs at least a message to inform the user how to
>> get to the boot manager (the GRUB menu). A Fedora only system probably
>> should entirely suppress the menu or notice how to get to it.
> Somebody who is capable of installing multiple operating systems on one
> machine should easily be savvy enough to remember that pressing
> shift/esc/space/f2/whatever gets him the boot menu.
> If you installed multiple OSes and noticed that the boot menu is gone,
> wouldn't pressing these keys be your natural reaction anyway?
My natural reaction would be to curse whoever is making me waste minutes
in press-random-keys-to-see-if-you-can-unlock-boot games to "win" a few
seconds. I'm pretty sure any poll would find the same result.
My natural reaction to the current grub2 menu that steals my boot is
that I start to hate Fedora and Linux for that we waste our time in ugly
boot menus and bikeshedding about them.
Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.