Grub 2

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Fri Oct 19 11:49:21 PDT 2007


taipan67 wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>>
>>   
>>> Note, however, that this is not the same type of module as "insmod" and 
>>> "lsmod" Grub2 commands refer to. Grub2 has its own modules for loading 
>>> Linux kernels, loading FreeBSD kernels, support for filesystems, and so 
>>> on. Obviously, not all of them are used in the typical "boot a kernel 
>>> from ext3 partition" scenario - but this is not a valid reason to call 
>>> Grub2 bloated, since the old Grub1 has all this functionality always 
>>> built statically into stage2.
>>>     
>> Overloading the meaning of lsmod and rmmod does not seem to me to be a
>> good idea.  I would think something like lsgmod (ls grub module) or even
>> lsext (ls extention) would be better.  Using the same term for different
>> things is a recipe for confusing users.
>>
>>   -- Bruce
>>
>>
>>   
> 
> Well, if you consider that when installing & configuring grub1 you are 
> currently obliged to use the term 'root' in *five* different contexts, 
> they're actually getting better... ;)
> 
> I know this is no help to the discussion, it's just a pet peeve that i 
> felt compelled to air.
> 

Well, I still use lilo.
I figure: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And lilo works fine.




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