Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 17:23:56 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net> wrote:
> No small problem with Grub2 is that few but Grub devs know how to configure
> it. Grub2 documentation is among the worst of the bad, virtually
> non-existent, particularly in a form those who need it most can comprehend,
> e.g. multibooters, RAID users & GPT users who are not Grub devs.

It's been at least a year since I last consulted any online grub2
documentation but there were definitely some very good explanations
and howtos available. The tools and scripts that build grub.cfg have
become far better than they were when, for example, Ubuntu 9.10 was
released and they didn't recognize a Fedora initrd (if you were
dual-booting Fedora and Ubuntu) and sometimes misidentified the "/"
and "/boot" partitions. Since then many bugs have been squashed, many
refinements made, and  features added (like having "/boot" on a v1.x
metadata mdraid array or a partitioned mdraid array).

Fedora's always had very good documentation so we'll eventually have
something good on fp.o.

I prefer grub1 though because if you want to customize grub.cfg beyond
what grub2 upstream thinks that you can/should, you have to edit the
scripts in "/etc/grub.d/" - and that's more trouble than it's really

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