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Re: customized Grub (was: Possibly erroneous "device not present...)




On Sat 15 Apr 2017 at 14:55:04 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

> Richard Owlett composed on 2017-04-15 11:35 (UTC-0500):
> ...
> >I also discovered there that placing a customized grub in its own
> >partition is not only possible, but recommended in some situations. > I had read somewhere that that option had expired with grub-legacy. That,
> >although taking much time to understand, will solve a *MESS* of grub
> >problems for me ;/
> 
> If control is what you want on BIOS disks, limit the action of Grub scripts
> to / filesystems. Let them do whatever they want, but don't bother using
> them. Install generic MBR code, put Grub Legacy on an active primary
> partition, never mount it to /boot, and boot using Grub stanzas you build
> yourself. At least, that's how I've been doing it for over a decade on more
> than 25 multiboot machines with as many as 30+ distros each, including on a
> few systems that include Windows 98, XP, 7, 8 or 10. For this purpose,
> openSUSE's Grub Legacy, in conjunction with Gfxboot, works best. It
> facilitates editing on the fly at runtime, which makes it very easy to
> correct any typos made during manual editing of menu.lst. Trying to use
> Debian's Grub Legacy is a handicap in that its find command hangs on EXT4
> filesystems, limiting utility of its shell.
> 
> Creating symlinks to current kernels and initrds leaves little editing to be
> required of the master bootloader's menu.lst.
> 
> https://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/legacy/
> 
> When the point is reached that Grub Legacy cannot any more boot an
> installation I expect I'll try Syslinux or anything else that happens to
> provide promise as a bootloader before considering Grub2 for anything more
> than learning exercises.

Do you have a clue what this thread is about? Or did you just fancy that
a Legacy GRUB driveby posting would perk things up for everyone?

-- 
Brian.