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Re: grub kernel flavours (feature proposal)

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: grub kernel flavours (feature proposal)
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 19:56:08 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 06:55:37PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> Dear grub developers,
> Debian's grub1 had a nice feature where its update-grub script would
> create additional stanzas with different arguments for each kernel
> it found. You configured it like this:
>   ## altoption boot targets option
>   ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
>   ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
>   ##      altoptions=(single-user) single
>   # altoptions=(single-user) single
>   # altoptions=(rootdelay) rootdelay=10
> and this would cause three stanzas for each kernel version to be
> created, each with a different kernel line.
> With grub2, I note how /etc/grub.d/10_linux hardcodes that there
> should be a plain and a single-user stanza for each kernel. Someone
> has recently requested for this to be optional[0].
> 0.
> Instead, I propose to handle single-user mode via functionality
> similar to what Debian had for grub1[1].
> 1.
> I'd be willing to have a go at this, but I can't quite decide/figure
> out where to configure these altoptions/flavours. Any ideas?

The usual way to alter behaviour of our update-grub add-ons is to define
variables in /etc/default/grub.  However, what you want to do can result
in a quite complicated layout (I suppose we'll have to live with that).

Also, note that we intend to support gettextization of "single-user"

Robert Millan

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