[SATLUG] Funtoo Linux

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 15:54:36 CDT 2015


Steve Litt wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:34:32 -0500
> Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Steve Litt wrote:
>>> On Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:08:21 -0400
>>> Daniel Villarreal <youcanlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Is anyone using or has anyone tried Funtoo Linux?
>>>
>>> Yes. About a week ago I tried to install it on a VirtualBox VM, but
>>> couldn't get the bootloader to work right. I'm going to try again
>>> this weekend, after studying more about LILO (I consider grub2 just
>>> too confusing to use).
>>
>> Grub2 isn't inherently confusing.  It's the disto's that make it so.
>>
>> My grub.cfg looks like:
>>
>>
>> # Begin /boot/grub/grub.cfg
>> set default=2
>> set timeout=5
>>
>> insmod ext2
>> set root=(hd0,2)
>>
>> menuentry "GNU/Linux, Linux 4.0-lfs-SVN-20150416 (/dev/sda6)" {
>>           linux   /vmlinuz-4.0-lfs-SVN-20150416 root=/dev/sda6 ro
>> }
>>
>> menuentry "GNU/Linux, Linux 4.0.5-lfs-SVN-20150614 (/dev/sda11)" {
>>           linux   /vmlinuz-4.0.5-lfs-SVN-20150614 root=/dev/sda11 ro
>> }
>>
>> menuentry "GNU/Linux, Linux 4.0.5-lfs-SVN-20150703 (/dev/sda11)" {
>>           linux   /vmlinuz-4.0.5-lfs-SVN-20150703 root=/dev/sda11 ro
>> }
>>
>> menuentry "GNU/Linux, Linux 4.0-lfs-7.7-rc1 (/dev/sda5)" {
>>           linux /vmlinuz-4.0-lfs-7.7-rc1 root=/dev/sda5 ro
>> }
>>
>>
>> For a regular distro, you may need to add an initrd line, but
>> otherwise that's all you need.
>>
>>     -- Bruce
>
> I thought grub2 was one of those "don't modify, this is created" type
> of files. If so, what's the file in which you actually put your menu?

It's my system, not the distro's.  When there are multiple distros on a 
system, they invariably screw it up.  Just keep a backup copy before an 
upgrade and try to not have them mess with it and use the backup if they 
do it anyway.

One of the things they do is try to make it "pretty" for the 5 seconds 
you are looking at the grub screen.  That causes a lot more problems 
than it's worth.  If they would just use a /boot/grub/grub.d/ directory 
where they would drop their menuconfig lines, it would make it so much 
easier.

   -- Bruce



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