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On 120214, at 19:24, mike@... wrote:
> On 02/14/2012 01:08 PM, LK wrote:
>> BTW: So is grub0 still supported by gentoo / maintained by themselves?
>> Does that matter(it is boot, no network stuff) ?
> GRUB Legacy (that is, GRUB versions 0.xx) is still the default in
> Gentoo. In order to use GRUB 2 (that is, GRUB version 1.99 in Portage)
> you'll have to unmask sys-boot/grub-1.99-r2.
The thing is, IMO grub0 is better / simplier.
> GRUB 2 is significantly more convenient and powerful and does not
> require the nearly 80 patches that the legacy version does in order to
> work properly on the system. It can also manage its own configuration
> file using its new grub-mkconfig (grub2-mkconfig in Gentoo) program,
> which supports the use of scripts/programs to generate grub.cfg entries
> for booting the kernel and other operating systems.
As you read above, I prefer grub0.* because it has config files, not
commands which will automize it. For ubuntu I can understand that,
but configuring boot is too simple to require automisation. When
now automatic script fails, is there a way to do it by hand? Ubuntu
disallows editing it by hand. Now I am confused by the 80 patches
for legacy grub =( afaik.
PS: If you know how to get rid of any background image, could you
THX + TIA.