[lfs-support] Configuring GRUB2--Request for a Logic Check

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 09:28:13 PST 2013

Dan McGhee wrote:
> On 11/09/2013 10:49 AM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Dan McGhee wrote:
>>> I know I'm top-posting and ask for forgiveness. Please consider this a
>>> preface to my responses to what Bruce offered. And thanks, Bruce, for
>>> your thoughts. I am frustrated by not being able to find documentation
>>> about what the grub modules do--and now for many of the variables grub
>>> uses. A simple "this does that" would suffice.
>> Does this help?
>> http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html
>>      -- Bruce
> Thanks, Bruce, but no. It's the same one I have. For example, Section
> 3.4 might lead someone to believe that the discussion tells how to
> install GRUB in a UEFI environment since it talks about using GPT. I
> know it's under BIOS installation. I think it's a little misleading.
> GRUB2, as I have learned in the last week-and-a-half, has much more
> capability than what is documented in that manual. As another example in
> the section about how grub names things, there's not discussion of
> designating devices as in (hd0,3) as (hd0,gpt3).
> Once again, I'm not ranting or blaming. I know that developers develop
> and don't have the time or want to write. Additionally, the changes,
> which are starting to be limiting, in UEFI firmware and structure are
> happening rapidly.
> Also, I'm not saying that the manual is not helpful. It just doesn't go
> far enough for me. An example of this is, as I was just perusing it to
> get ready to answer you, I found a couple of paragraphs about the
> embedded config file in the image and the need to search for a UUID to
> get to "root." That bears further examination for me a little later.

You might get more help at the help-grub mailing list:


   -- Bruce

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