boot menu

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Tue Apr 2 09:05:46 UTC 2013

On 2013-04-02 19:38 (GMT+1100) Basil Chupin composed:

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> On 2013-04-01 23:39 (GMT+1100) Basil Chupin composed:

>>> I went thru a period of "hell" recently when trying to figure out grub2
>>> versus grub (legacy) but finally "I can see clearly now, the rain is
>>> gone." :-) . Grub2 is a piece of cake to use

>> Not if Fedora 18 is involved with a multiboot system on which you wish
>> each installed OS's Grub confined to it's own / partition. On Fedora
>> 18, your choices at installation time are install Grub to MBR, or
>> install no boot loader at all.

> Which is exactly what I stated in my post: Fedora writes its boot info
> in the MBR just like Windows does.

> But there is little trouble in getting out this hassle created by Fedora
> (or even Windows for that matter).

To this sufficiently enlightened this is true. Lacking sufficient 
enlightenment it can be rather vexing, as indicated by the mass of "can no 
longer boot XXX" pleas for help scattered about, particularly since Grub2 
started putting all but default in a submenu. Neither Grub Legacy nor Grub2 
are "piece of cake" before sufficient experience with their use and quirks, 
aka getting through "period of hell", is acquired.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

  Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata  ***

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