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Re: [opensuse-factory] Instructions on the wiki for creation a USB bootable stick may be wrong for 12.3
On 06/03/13 19:55, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2013-03-06 19:25 (GMT+1100) Basil Chupin composed:

There *is* the ability to change the bootloader to grub *provided* you
know that this is possible. But if you don't know then grub2 will be
installed by default.

Right on the main summary page above software selection is an option to click to customize the bootloader,

Yes, I know where it is.

akin to the other places to click to customize in the other sections on that screen, accompanied by the declaration that Grub2 is preselected/default. Someone who cannot infer from this the possibility of something else as an alternative needs assistance with installation instead of proceeding alone, lest they mire themselves in the frustration and aggravation of a clue shortage.

while those in a position to write and with time to
write haven't a clue what to write.

OK, you know about this so why haven't you done the amendment(s) to the

You mean besides not knowing what to write? Grub2 is a complicated virtual abomination I don't need to know how to use, and so don't to any degree useful for documenting its use.

I got the impression that the only thing you wanted was to bring to people's attention that grub2 could be replaced by grub if one chose. I don't think that would require much straining, do you? :-)

What you wrote in the earlier post and what you wrote here could be adequately transferred to the wiki and....voila! your amendment to the wiki is done! :-)


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