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From: James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] grub2 multiple kernels
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:31:34
1 Grub2 on gentoo, seems a bit confusing. I guess
2 I've just read too much that is system dependant ( version of grub2?)
3 (and to think the purpose of Grub2 was/is standarization?)
6 So I simple want to be able to add multiple linux kernels
7 to boot from. Many are experimental hacks, so I keep
8 quite a few around..... eventually, there will be
9 a windows7 boot need on lappys and tablets too.
11 Some reading suggests to simply build the kernels, and
12 put them in /boot/.... with acceptable namees like:
13 "kernel-3.10.25-gentoo" and they will automactically
14 appear in the boot menu? No limit to the number of
15 images?
17 Some pages suggest manually editing the grub.cfg file,
18 but I've also read that this is overwritten by the scipts
19 and info found in /etc/grub.d. I running Grub 2.00_p5107-r2.
21 I like to keep multiple version of kernels, complete sources
22 etc and keep several if not many of the bootable kernels
23 in /boot/.
25 Ideas and suggstions on how a grub(legacy) guy should approach
26 this need, with grub2 are most welcome. Just so you know, I
27 envision in the next 12 months to have many different arm(64)
28 systems using grub2 also (linaro has grub2 working on arm and
29 arm64); so a clean, well thought out strategy of similar
30 approaches to grub2 on many differnt arch's is what I'm really
31 after....
33 Also while we discussing grub 2, it boots blind (no feedback)
34 and takes too long to boot (estimated 5 minutes) : really slow
35 so what do I change there? No systemd on my systems.....
38 TIA,
39 James


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] grub2 multiple kernels "Andrés Becerra Sandoval" <andres.becerra@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] grub2 multiple kernels Lee <ny6p01@×××××.com>