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Re: [opensuse] boot menu doesn't fit
On 2013-09-22 11:15 (GMT-0400) Felix Miata composed:

On 2013-09-23 00:27 (GMT+1000) Basil Chupin composed:

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).

The thing about bootloaders is they don't need upgrading when the OS has
updates available. You can have dozens of bootloaders on a system, yet, many

s/dozens of bootloaders/dozens of operating systems/

can get by with only one relatively ancient bootloader. Once you have a
bootloader working, it needn't be changed. As long as the distros have
symlinks to initrds and kernels, even its menu needn't be updated unless a
new OS is added, symlink names are changed, or kernel/initrd host
partitioning is modified.

Grub2 is here to stay

UEFI obsoletes all bootloaders. Most BIOS systems don't need Grub2 features
lacking in Grub Legacy. For some it may be here to stay. For others it need
never arrive.

and grub legacy will eventually disappear

Maybe once all BIOS systems are retired. It will continue to do what it does
now even if yet to be released distros stop shipping it.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata ***
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