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Re: PATCH (updated): 'lilo -R' functionality

From: Carel Fellinger
Subject: Re: PATCH (updated): 'lilo -R' functionality
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 00:00:08 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 09:29:49AM +0000, Keir Fraser wrote:
> > > The following is a slight modification to the patch I submitted a week
> > > or so ago. This will cause GRUB to skip displaying the boot menu if a
> > > one-shot default has been specified (just as lilo does with '-R').
> >
> > Oh, I rather not do that if I where you.  I think it's a nice feature
> > that you're able to override the one-shot default durint the actual
> > boot, and that that feature really is worth the delay it may cause
> > at boot time.
> Really? I generally use 'lilo -R' immediately before a reboot, so I
> never want to use menu override in that case.

I agree that you normally won't need this, but why prevent it?  All
you win is just a few seconds at boot, but you lose the possibility
to use it effectively in different ways than only just before reboot.
And that's assuming you won't err.

> > And I don't see the need to conform to lilo,
> > GRUB is better in many ways:)
> Apart from lack of -R functionality for so long!

Yes!  So I'm pleased with this patch.  Think I forgot to mention that:)

groetjes, carel

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