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Re: Support for howmany option in grub2

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Support for howmany option in grub2
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 22:53:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 08:04:51PM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using Debian GNU/Linux as my primary system. As a loader I am using GRUB.
> Actually I have upgraded to GRUB2. I don't know, if it was feature of original
> (legacy) GRUB or it was functionality provided by debian scripts 
> (update-grub),
> for generating menu.lst. There was feature - howmany. This option specifies
> number of kernels, that user wants to have in boot menu. Script, that modifies
> menu.lst, use this variable. I like this feature, because I have usually more
> kernels, but I want to see only last two versions in GRUB menu. I have created
> patch, that add support for this to /etc/grub.d/10_linux. I have created this
> patch against version shipped with Debian (1.97~beta3-1) - I don't know if
> there are some Debian specific modifications. Also there should be variable
> GRUB_HOW_MANY propagated from /etc/default/grub (my patch don't do
> this).
> Kernel and it's rescue variant is counted as one kernel.
> I have already reported this bug to Debian BTS:

Does anyone else think we want an option for this?  It seems like "feature

Robert Millan

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