Grubs really aren't very attractive...

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Mon Apr 23 00:11:00 UTC 2012

--- On Sun, 4/22/12, Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at> wrote:

> From: Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at>
> Subject: Re: Grubs really aren't very attractive...
> To: test at
> Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2:41 PM
> On Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:32:48 +0100
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Are you sure you're not just talking about
> > ?
> Sure. I'm just reading the writing on the wall :-).
> They spew messages about it being fragile, they
> require a --force option, there are old bugzillas
> upstream from when they broke it previously. It is bound
> to stop functioning completely someday.
I hope not :)  It was an adventure to get the FreeBSD entry into it, but I managed: [again without assistance from test-list it would have been harder! :( ]

[olivares at acer-aspire-1 ~]$ cat /etc/grub.d/40_custom 
exec tail -n +3 $0
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
menuentry "FreeBSD 9.0" {
	insmod part_msdos
	set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
	chainloader +1

Then the defaults file removed the rhgb and quiet so I could see all the startup services :)

[olivares at acer-aspire-1 ~]$ cat /etc/default/grub 
[olivares at acer-aspire-1 ~]$ 

But to do what you do, Tom, I admire you!  You solve the complex problem of chainloading several distros all at once.  I am just happy to have a triple boot going :)  I solved some dual boot issues with lilo on slackware, but on Fedora with grub2, it is an adventure!  

> -- 

Best Regards,


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