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Re: no boot - kinda




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On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:37:43AM +1200, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
> On 24/08/2018 06:14, Glenn English wrote:
> >I'm told that grub.cfg is a place I don't want to be. Can someone tell
> >me how to get grub to boot the working OS, or maybe how to fix the new
> >one?
> 
> The recommended way to configure Grub 2 on Debian is to edit
> /etc/default/grub and run update-grub .
> 
> The new format to specify a different default kernel is horrific [...]

Indeed -- I had to do this a couple of days ago, and in my notes
(I do take notes when doing such things: age and that) I see

  "Jeez. What a Rube Goldberg. Should I say Grube Goldberg?"

It's one of those cases where each step towards building the tower
seems to make sense, and at the end you say "wait: how did we arrive
here?".

This is not a specific critique towards Grub people, mind you, but
a reminder to myself to slash complexity early when designing a
system -- even at the cost of some feature or other.

Cheers
- -- tomás
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