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    Default Grub legacy or Grub 2 in 11.3

    Which is the version of the default GRUB which gets installed on an openSUSE 11.3 install by default ? I heard 11.3 comes with both the GRUB legacy as well as GRUB 2. Does the installer give an option in choosing between the two ?

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    Default Re: Grub legacy or Grub 2 in 11.3

    Both are available but grub legacy is installed by default. I didn't notice if the option during install to choose one over the other was available or not.

    Personally I don't much care for grub2

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    Default Re: Grub legacy or Grub 2 in 11.3

    Yes I agree there is not much improvement in GRUB 2 other than the support for booting ISO images directly from hard drive, supporting conditional statements and few other stuff in config files. Also, customizing splash images for GRUB2 is easier than the legacy GRUB

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    Default Re: Grub legacy or Grub 2 in 11.3

    Someone said there were not improvements?

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    Default Re: Grub legacy or Grub 2 in 11.3

    Grub2 is inbred.

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    Default Re: Grub legacy or Grub 2 in 11.3

    Take time to learn how to use both.
    It's no use making baseless accusations or generalisations, comments that are at best without substance.
    Grub legacy is installed with 11.3, but grub to is packaged also.
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    Default Re: Grub legacy or Grub 2 in 11.3

    My bad but there isnt any substantial material available for Grub2.

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    Default Re: Grub legacy or Grub 2 in 11.3

    There is loads of info from here: GNU GRUB - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
    Just have to find your way...
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    Default Re: Grub legacy or Grub 2 in 11.3

    I am familiar and comfortable with Legacy, never had issues with it; cant say same for Grub2. My multiboot project is stuck due to it.

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    Default Re: Grub legacy or Grub 2 in 11.3

    I did read of your issue. But I fail to understand it. If you have 2 ditros, one that uses gub2 and the other Legacy. Either grub will work and either will install. It's simply a matter of 'getting it' (understanding how).
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