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Re: [opensuse] editing boot menu
On 21/09/13 01:25, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2013-09-20 23:09 (GMT+1000) Basil Chupin composed:

James Knott wrote:

BTW, I can easily tell what the change was in the grub menu, as on new
installation, or kernel update, the menu lists the kernel version
number. I always edit that down to just "Desktop" and "Failsafe" and
get rid of the version number etc.

Why do you wanna do that for? :-) Does the Does the version number
give you nightmares or sumthin'? :-)

It reminds me of Windows, where app installation habitually appends a version number to an application title, not a whole lot unlike underscore-littered libs like libpython2_7-1_0 or libgimp-2_0-0 or backends like gstreamer-0_10. Current/latest kernel's version number doesn't need to be in the default or latest failsafe stanzas. It's obfuscatory noise.

I never touch anything in there 'cause messing around with anything
grub/bootloader is just asking for trouble :-) .

No trouble here except for yast2-bootloader habitually disobeys my configuration specifications in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader.

"If it ain't broke don't fix it", as the Actress said to the Bishop.

"Ain't broke" is your assumption. Here, the only time running yast2-bootloader doesn't disfigure my menu.lst is when it follows uninstalling a kernel. On my systems the correct place for the digit to override the default target belongs as the last cmdline option, but yast2-bootloader always puts it elsewhere. Thus after every kernel installation I need to clean up after yast2-bootloader by manually editing menu.lst.


In a response to me (in this list) some weeks ago, Andrey (Borzenko) quoted a bug report which he had submitted re the bootloader in YaST and which hasn't been actioned for at least 2 years, if I remember correctly. I don't know if this relates in any way to what you are mentioning above - perhaps Andrey can provide the answer (and whether my memory re what he wrote is correct :-) ).


Using openSUSE 12.3, KDE 4.11.1 & kernel 3.11.1-2 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX550Ti 1GB DDR5 GPU

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