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Re: [opensuse] boot menu doesn't fit
On 23/09/13 00:13, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2013-09-22 13:54 (GMT+0200) Carlos E. R. composed:

Grub2 is a pain in the... regarding customization as compared to grub1.

On 2013-09-22 15:39 (GMT+0200) Carlos E. R. composed:

grub2 has problems.

Why are you still using it? I have more than a dozen 12.3 installations. None have Grub2 installed. All have Grub (Legacy) installed. Default selections cannot be optimal for everyone. The openSUSE installer recognizes this, and allows you to choose from among several bootloaders before package installation ever begins. And if you don't then, you can do the same thing in same manner after installation with YaST, either ncurses version or X version. Changing to Grub Legacy can also be done without YaST, using zypper, the Grub shell, and if necessary to tweak the boot menu content, your favorite text editor. If the graphical boot menu doesn't fit but you want to use it, see https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Gfxboot#Screen_size and fix yours.

My view is that you had better get used to grub2 as quickly as possible and don't keep looking back (just like with KDE 3).

Grub2 is here to stay and grub legacy will eventually disappear and you will be stuck with something which nobody will know anything about.

The other reason is that grub2 can handle the efi booting whereas grub legacy cannot.

But of course this is your choice - including using other available bootloaders.

BC

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