Proposed string freeze exceptions

Connor Imes rocket2dmn at
Sun Oct 4 17:11:01 UTC 2009

Matthew East wrote:
> Hi Connor,
> On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 11:53 PM, Connor Imes <rocket2dmn at> wrote:
>> Matthew East wrote:
>>> As per please voice
>>> any objections asap! Otherwise I'll take care of them. Also feel free
>>> to suggest any others.
>> I filed bug 437446 [1] last weekend regarding the absence of Grub2
>> documentation in Karmic.  I believe that Grub2 will be default on all
>> fresh installs of Karmic, though upgraded systems will keep their
>> previous Grub version.  While I don't think we should try to push full
>> documentation on Grub2 into Karmic this late in the game, I believe it
>> would be valuable to add some mention of Grub2 in key areas of the
>> system docs, if only to prevent users from getting confused when trying
>> to change Grub configuration, but not knowing that Grub2 is different.
> This sounds like it might affect quite a few strings. Are there places
> in the documentation where the instructions given are actually
> incorrect? If so, perhaps we should focus on those and seek to fix
> them while minimising the number of strings changed.
I believe that any directions that talk about editing grub configuration
do not work properly for Grub2 since the configuration files have
changed and have been reorganized.  I don't know all the details as I
have not had a chance to play with Grub2 yet.  It's not as simple as
modifying existing directions either, since the Grub1 is still
supported.  We will need to rethink how we handle documentation relating
to Grub in order to cover both versions.

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