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    Default why grub legacy have grub2 core.img "title"?


    why grub legacy have grub2 core.img "title"?

    I use grub legacy. Yet my grub menu includes:

    Code:
    ========================
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title GNU GRUB 2 -- openSUSE 12.2 - GNU GRUB 2
    kernel (hd0,4)/boot/grub2/core.img root=/dev/disk/by-label/OpenSuSE_lap-5 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HTS421212H9AT00_HKA470ALCDGE6M-part12 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x317
    ========================

    And I'm not sure why???

    Especially since: the location of "core.img" isn't quite right...

    Code:
    ========================
    /
    UnderTree=-> find /boot/grub2 -iname core.img
    /boot/grub2/i386-pc/core.img
    /
    UnderTree=->
    ========================
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    Default Re: why grub legacy have grub2 core.img "title"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtwdyp View Post
    why grub legacy have grub2 core.img "title"?

    I use grub legacy. Yet my grub menu includes:

    Code:
    ========================
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title GNU GRUB 2 -- openSUSE 12.2 - GNU GRUB 2
    kernel (hd0,4)/boot/grub2/core.img root=/dev/disk/by-label/OpenSuSE_lap-5 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HTS421212H9AT00_HKA470ALCDGE6M-part12 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x317
    ========================

    And I'm not sure why???

    Especially since: the location of "core.img" isn't quite right...

    Code:
    ========================
    /
    UnderTree=-> find /boot/grub2 -iname core.img
    /boot/grub2/i386-pc/core.img
    /
    UnderTree=->
    ========================
    --
    JtWdyP
    You're correct about the core.img location. I edited mine to reflect reality
    Code:
    kernel /boot/grub2/i386-pc/core.img
    I then chainloaded grub2 (successfully), and after I was happy, I decided to make the move to grub2 completely.

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    Default Re: why grub legacy have grub2 core.img "title"?

    On 2012-12-04 07:19, JtWdyP wrote:
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    > why grub legacy have grub2 core.img "title"?


    So that you can try grub2.

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    Default Re: why grub legacy have grub2 core.img "title"?


    It would appear that on Dec 4, deano ferrari did say:

    > jtwdyp;2508369 Wrote:
    > > why grub legacy have grub2 core.img "title"?
    > >
    > > I use grub legacy. Yet my grub menu includes:


    -snipped. . . . . . . . . .stuff

    > > And I'm not sure why???
    > >
    > > Especially since: the location of "core.img" isn't quite right...
    > >

    > You're correct about the core.img location. I edited mine to reflect
    > reality
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > kernel /boot/grub2/i386-pc/core.img
    > --------------------
    >
    > I then chainloaded grub2 (successfully), and after I was happy, I
    > decided to make the move to grub2 completely.


    You mean chainloaded to grub2's command shell right?

    At least that's what I got when I tried it...

    I'm wondering how independent of the root partition that is?

    In my case, I'm decidedly NOT happy with grub2.

    It takes too much work to get it to use ONLY LABEL= rather than the
    UUID= (which actually offends me for it's lack of human readability)

    That plus I'm stubborn about the appearance of my boot menu.
    I can't stand any kind of background image what so ever.
    I insist on plain text. (in a font I can actually read without a microscope)
    I strongly prefer to only enhance that plain text with the kind
    of color control afforded by something like:
    # Pretty colours
    color green/blue black/magenta

    Also a LONG time ago I created a separate boot partition by way of making a
    small ext2 partition, using mc to replicate /boot there, then temporarily
    mounting it on top of /boot, and using the grub shell to install it to the
    MBR. Then All I had to do was edit it as necessary to boot all the assorted
    distributions that I've installed ever since. I also included chainloader menu
    choices for each of the partitions on which I install whatever Linux I'm
    currently using. Thus I can instruct each installer to install it's bootloader
    to the root partition involved so that I can fall back on the distro's standard
    bootloader anytime I fail to find the time to update mine.

    The grub legacy I so installed kept working even after I reformatted the root
    partition of the "no longer installed" distribution I used to create it. I'm
    not so sure a grub2 boot partition would...

    Because I only use the distribution maintained boot loaders occasionally I only
    really care about getting them to use grub legacy because every now and then
    an installer succeeds in concealing the choice to *_NOT_* molest my MBR with
    it's bootloader, and if none of my installed Linux still use grub legacy, then
    it's going to be harder to restore my grub menu to the MBR...

    Still I kind of like the idea of having a grub shell available as a grub
    menu choice, even if it's a grub2 shell.

    Well in any case, thanks for the info...

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    Default Re: why grub legacy have grub2 core.img "title"?

    Yep, use what works for you

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