Grub2 question

Tom Horsley horsley1953 at
Mon Jul 19 15:00:04 UTC 2010

On Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:53:03 -0400
Gene Heskett wrote:

> It isn't quite that bad Tom, I have composed new stanza's for it several 
> times now.

It isn't horrible, but it is a lot more inconvenient that the current
grub, but at least on ubuntu, if you modify the grub.cfg file directly
you are gonna be surprised to find everything you did disappear the
next kernel update you get, so you pretty much have to track down the
files you need to change to do things the "right" way.

So far my biggest issue has been eradicating the "helpful" code
that disables automatic boot (turns off the menu timeout) when
there is a problem booting. That was an incredible pain in the
patoot on virtual machines which I never watch boot. Suddenly
they won't ever come up and you are forced to open the virtual
console and find it sitting in the grub menu forever just because
it once had some random problem on a previous boot.

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