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Re: [opensuse-factory] Instructions on the wiki for creation a USB bootable stick may be wrong for 12.3
  • From: Andrea Turrini <andrea.turrini@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 08:17:49 +0100
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2013/3/4 Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
What the default bootloader is is orthogonal to the principles involved. All
my openSUSE installations use Grub Legacy, regardless of oS version or what
the default may have been at installation time. IMO it was in 12.2 and
remains in 12.3 a mistake for Grub2 to be the unconditional default
bootloader, but at least in openSUSE, unlike most other popular distros,
Grub Legacy remains an easily selectable and very welcome option.

OK, but Grub2 is the default for oS 12.2/3 and this can not be changed
easily now.

There need be no bootloader stanza to load the installation kernel and
initrd. All that's required is access to a grub prompt (easily reached by
escaping the Grub menu, if there even is one to start with), from which they
can be loaded with a keyboard.

OK, but having a menu item is easier than writing one at grub time.

If you need to load them via the convenience of a menu stanza and only Grub2
is already installed from which to do it, then there are separate docs on
point on how to modify the "do not edit" Grub2 menu. The essential elements
of what might be included are there. The subject alternate installation
methods page is providing examples, not a complete HOWTO.

I think this should be mentioned in the wiki page, just for
completeness of information.

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