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Re: Some ideas about new features of grub

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Some ideas about new features of grub
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 19:11:45 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 02:19:14AM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 20:39 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > > With LUA, we can have a more user friendly interface. I like way rEFIt
> > > works, it doesn't require configuration. At runtime, it detects os and
> > > shows an icon for each of them. We can achieve similar goal using lua.
> > > Of course, advanced user can write the menu manually, but for most
> > > user, a smart auto-generated menu may be more appealing.
> > 
> > But we have grub-mkconfig for that.  This is what distributions shipping
> > GRUB are using.
> That's what distributions shipping GRUB2 are using.  Fedora is totally
> unaware of grub-mkconfig, so I have to rerun it every time I install a
> new kernel.
> grub-mkconfig won't pick up all filesystems, mounted and unmounted.

It will if you install os-prober.  I think os-prober is only available on
debian yet, but it's not debian-specific.

> And let's not forget about recovery disks.  That's where lua would
> really shine.

Yes, it's a nice feature.  But it's not what most people will use GRUB for.

Robert Millan

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