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Re: Where is GRUB development?

From: Chris Murphy
Subject: Re: Where is GRUB development?
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 13:49:11 -0600

On May 14, 2013, at 12:03 PM, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko 
<address@hidden> wrote:

> On 14.05.2013 18:33, Bruce Korb wrote:
>> Whatever.  No indicator
>> that pressing "e" does anything, but pressing "e" gets you to an
>> edit-the-menu-entry screen.
> Read at the bottom of the screen.
>> For folks who just want to get their Linux
>> up and running, requiring them to learn and understand the mysterious
> ways of
>> the grub boot menu is just too much.  Just a tiny hint alongside the
> "control-x"
>> hint would be very helpful:
> A user who doesn't know anything about administration going to single
> mode is a recipe for disaster

Knowing something about administration in single user mode is orthogonal to the 
boot process.

However, a significant amount of the boot related difficulties are due to 
craptastic firmware implementations. If boot managers like GRUB did less to 
smooth over the utter dog vomit firmware in the world, users would direct their 
irritation elsewhere, where it properly belongs. But then we'd also have far 
fewer bootable systems.

Chris Murphy

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