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Re: [opensuse] Grub2 and installing multiple distros on same computer
On 12/03/13 04:04, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2013-03-11 22:17 (GMT+1100) Basil Chupin composed:

Joe Zien wrote:

I use legacy grub to boot multiple distros.
grub2 is too confusing to use.

No, no it isn't it. It is quite easy.

Your opinion. Grub2 is much like systemd, much more complicated. e.g. "systemctl isolate" (~35 keystrokes) instead of "init 5" (7 keystrokes, 20% fewer) to switch from multiuser to X....

I really do not understand or am simply missing the point or you are a bit behind the times...... Don't know which, sorry.

I already mentioned in my post about the new nVidia driver that "init3" and "init 5" are back and useable.

NOW - I installed 12.3 RC2 without any fiddling so am assuming that it uses systemd as the default and if so then "init 3" and "init 5" work.

To add a new distro in legacy grub, all you have to do
is add a new stanza in /boot/grub/menu.lst as below:

With grub2 you don't need to do this (unless you really want to) because
all you do is to execute 'grub2-mkconfig -o <path-to-grub.cfg>'

I can probably add a new stanza to menu.lst via copy/paste/edit faster than most people can type all that, if they can even remember it, and the title will read exactly the way I want instead of some packager's notion of what the title should be. And, I can do it while booted to something else when booting it is broken, and without having to chroot first.

I have a strong feeling that you also use KDE 3 or possibly even KDE 2 and won't budge from it. Am I right?


Using openSUSE 12.3 x86_64 with KDE 4.10.1 & kernel 3.8.2-1

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