[lfs-support] Configuring GRUB2--Request for a Logic Check
beesnees at grm.net
Sat Nov 9 08:42:14 PST 2013
On 11/08/2013 08:40 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 09, 2013 at 02:35:35AM +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
>> [ snip EFI / grub.cfg details, I'm going to query your reasoning ]
> I see Bruce has replied while I was composing this. Definitely try
> his suggestions first (he understands those horrid gpt partitions
> and the even more horrid  grub ;-)
> Only come back to my painful suggestions if you have to.
> 1. ALL bootloaders are horrid, it's in their nature.
I wanted to respond directly to you, Ken, because your original was so
detailed and obviously took a long time. Thanks for that.
I'm keeping your suggestions for the "if all else fails" part of my
work. In what I have observed, the Boot Manager is trying to "hand off"
to a boot loader. I get a really, really quick screen that has two
very, very short lines--that's all I can distinguish--before it moves
almost instantaneously to the Ubuntu grub screen. That's why I think
it's not a kernel problem----yet.
Although your steps may be quite painful, they may be necessary. Is
that called "regression testing?" I've done a little of that myself
recently and regressed to the oral expulsive stage of my personality
development in which my hp-envy almost became hp-sattelite when I wanted
to make the hp-efi into hp-ufo.
And to refer to Bruce's analysis of what you wrote I wonder if things
are "horrid" because they become "simply complicated;" e.g. kernel
configuration from scratch.
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