[lug] grub2 boot (ubuntu 10.04)

Dan Ferris dan at usrsbin.com
Fri Aug 19 16:12:31 MDT 2011

Wow, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks the Grub2 config in 
Ubuntu is insanity. :)


On 8/19/2011 3:45 PM, David L. Willson wrote:
> Davide,
> I tend to agree with you about grub 2, but I reach a different conclusion. Rather than pining (pine'ing, get it?) for the really old days of lilo, I just pine for the slightly less new days of grub 1. I wish the config file was still one simple, relatively readable thing. Extensible is good, but it seems that they went WAY past the point of diminishing returns.
> Anyway, I think it would be useful to see these files:
> /boot/grub/grub.cfg
> /etc/default/grub
> any file from /etc/grub.d/ that has been modified recently (recently = anytime in or near the days of your suffering)
> Maybe, between all of us, we can find a bad line in the default stanza or something.
> David L. Willson
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> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Davide Del Vento"<davide.del.vento at gmail.com>
>> To: "Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List"<lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
>> Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 3:16:52 PM
>> Subject: Re: [lug] grub2 boot (ubuntu 10.04)
>>>> linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro
>>>> initrd /initrd.img
>>>> boot
> ...
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