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Fri Oct 19 11:49:21 PDT 2007
> 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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