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

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed Jul 29 22:03:04 UTC 2020

Hi Fritz,

it comes with a learning curve ;).

On Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:20:18 -0700, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
>Any pointers on why you choose syslinux over grub2??

For me the pros of syslinux are

- I do not need to disable insane automation, as I had to do (depending
  on the distro providing it) for grub2
- I do not need to tidy up a default config, to get rid of clutter

For me the con of syslinux is

- I'm either forced to use chainloading or as I do, to use one
  partition for the kernels of all installs and (not necessarily) to
  bind mount [1]

In my case 2 pros vs one con.

Actually there are a lot of more pros and cons for both, syslinux as
well as grub2, depending on the users needs. For me just the mentioned

On 'apt' based distros, such as the Ubuntu flavour Lubuntu, you can
'dpkg-divert' [2] 'grub-mkconfig' and 'update-grub' to get rid of the
insane automation and usage of configs, to generate cluttered configs.
Instead manually edit a clean grub.cfg and don't worry about any
automation that could mess up anything.

FWIW I'm using syslinux of my Arch Linux install, not from my Ubuntu
Xenial install.


[weremouse at moonstudio src]$ grep bind /etc/fstab
/mnt/archlinux/.boot/ubuntu_moonstudio/boot /boot          none   bind              0 0


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