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

Dan McGhee 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 [1] grub ;-)
>
>   Only come back to my painful suggestions if you have to.
>
> ĸen
> 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.

Dan




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