[lubuntu-users] Apart from this I'm using syslinux instead of grub2.

Fritz Hudnut este.el.paz at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 21:20:18 UTC 2020


> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:24:07 +0200
> From: Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>
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> Apart from this I'm using syslinux instead of grub2.
>
>  @Ralf M

Been pondering this last sentence of yours for awhile, then yesterday I had
some "broken patch" error on a Ubuntu-MATE devel/groovy  hybrid system that
I have going, and something about that once again messed up the grub2 menu
access, so that the only linux system that would boot was the U-MATE option
out of the 5 that should have been there . . . the grub2 menu list wasn't
showing up, only "system not found hit any key to continue."

I had to again get the SG2 disk out and fiddle around trying to get
something else to boot up, got back into Tumbleweed . . . ran their Yast
bootloader and then their console "os-prober" command to get back into the
regulargrub2 boot menu.  While I was there I ran a zypper for "1078
packages" and somewhere in there I saw that "syslinux" was upgrading . . .
so OpenSUSE seems to have both grub2 & syslinux??

I and like 20 other people have posted on a launchpad bug report, "grub
menu hidden"???  reporting problems with grub2 on installation and in my
case, just in general use . . . one of the "devs" on that bug report
recently said, "This bug is not actionable, because of conflicting data
posted in the bug report . . . "  that bug has been up for many, many
months . . . and they seem to be saying that "It's by design the grub menu
isn't appearing" ?????

I'd be curious if you could give any pointers on the difference between
grub2 and syslinux for booting multiple distros . . . in my case I have 5
linux and 5 OSX . . . might be adding another linux into the mix once I
figure out which one might be amusing . . . but, I am close to ditching
grub2 due to its "instability" when dealing with OSX security updates and
seemingly with ubuntu updates as well??

Any pointers on why you choose syslinux over grub2??

Thanks,

F
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