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Re: Where is GRUB development?

From: Goswin von Brederlow
Subject: Re: Where is GRUB development?
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 15:07:42 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 03:54:46PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 11:43:50AM -0700, Bruce Korb wrote:
> > Well, my distro (openSuSE) generates a special entry for "rescue"
> > mode, too.  But it rescues me into run level 5.  "init 3" will,
> > indeed, drop me back to multi-user and "init 1" back to single user,
> > but without a reboot, various dinkleberries were an interference. (I
> > forget why -- perhaps a misperception.  I'm not at home right now.)
> Well runlevels and their meanings are a user space issue.  1 is only
> single user by tradition, it doesn't have to be.
> Really not something a boot loader can know or care about.
> > I have learned that in the grub2 menu mode, you can press "e" and all
> > of a sudden you can edit the command line.  It seems my request boils
> > down to some documentation.  In the menu code so when I'm looking at
> > the menu, there should be something to indicate that I can press "e"
> > and edit the line to include a "1" at the end of the line.  I know
> > that theoretically every operating system can have command line
> > operands that are completely different.  In practicality, however,
> > they are 99.99% UNIX derivatives so pressing five keys to get to
> > single user mode ought not be a big issue:   e<enter><space>1<enter>
> > -- right?  Not at home to try???.
> Hmm, I thought it was right on the screen that e was edit.  I guess if
> you use a graphical menu it might not be there.
> And of course you ahve to hit control-x to boot your custom entry as
> far as I remember.

I do remember the e for edit text too and once you are in edit mode
the special keys like ctrl-x are listed too. Editing is also self
explanatory. Cursor keys work, backspace and del work and other keys
simply insert the text. But I use text mode too.

So might the bug be that the graphical menu is missing the help text
at the bottom?


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