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Postby llivv » 2010-01-08 15:48

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Re: GNU GRUB2 Tips/Tricks/Links

Postby craigevil » 2010-01-08 16:06

http://blogs.koolwal.net/2008/12/16/how ... sh-images/

That's the link I used that helped me figure out hwo to change the grub splash image.

Grub2 has worked just fine for me, my system isn't anything special. i only have Debian Sid installed, I do tend to upgrade and remove kernel version quite often. I switched to grub2 last April, so far I have not ran into any issues.
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Re: GNU GRUB2 Tips/Tricks/Links

Postby Bulkley » 2010-01-08 17:10

A few years ago, I installed a second hard drive. Everything went smoothly. Grub-legacy chugged along without a hitch. Then came grub2. Ouch! After fighting with agonizingly slow boots I discovered that way back when I installed that second drive I should have changed my BIOS setting to show it. Grub2 is more precise than grub-legacy.

So, my tip is: make sure your BIOS is set to show all drives.
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Postby llivv » 2010-01-10 08:10

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Re: GNU GRUB2 Tips/Tricks/Links

Postby craigevil » 2010-01-17 01:23

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grub2

Is actually pretty good, covers how to install and the various config files.
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Postby llivv » 2010-01-21 00:49

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Re: GNU GRUB2 Tips/Tricks/Links

Postby thewanderer » 2010-02-07 11:15

And I still have not figured out how to make GRUB2 work on a removable USB drive. It sometimes works from my pendrive and sometimes does not - on my Intel laptop, it boots without any problems, while on my desktop PC it just fails. Also, embedding the usb and usbms drivers is troublesome and GRUB is always complaining about core.img being too large etc. On the other hand, GRUB Legacy works for me, so I don't consider GRUB2 production-quality at all yet - I only ever use it when I need ext4 support.
Well, the maturity problem affects not only GRUB, but nearly all redesigned software, including my personal favourite - KDE. How hard can it be to show the remaining battery time on my laptop? It worked under KDE3. And what's with the ever-broken Bluetooth? KDEBluetooth in KDE3 was just fine.
But that's just my opinion.
Debian Stable is becoming a more and more sensible choice for corporate desktop computers, while other distributions seem to follow in the rush of The Shiny and All-New.
Back to the point, until GRUB2 works nicely with pendrives, GRUB Legacy is my only choice (not gonna use LILO unless I'm forced to like I was when I last installed Debian on EFI/GPT with LVM).
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Postby Grimnar » 2010-02-17 20:47

My grub2 menu is all white for the time. Now I know I have changed this at some time in history. But where?
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Re: GNU GRUB2 Tips/Tricks/Links

Postby Grimnar » 2010-02-19 11:32

thewanderer wrote:And I still have not figured out how to make GRUB2 work on a removable USB drive. It sometimes works from my pendrive and sometimes does not - on my Intel laptop, it boots without any problems, while on my desktop PC it just fails. Also, embedding the usb and usbms drivers is troublesome and GRUB is always complaining about core.img being too large etc. On the other hand, GRUB Legacy works for me, so I don't consider GRUB2 production-quality at all yet - I only ever use it when I need ext4 support.
Well, the maturity problem affects not only GRUB, but nearly all redesigned software, including my personal favourite - KDE. How hard can it be to show the remaining battery time on my laptop? It worked under KDE3. And what's with the ever-broken Bluetooth? KDEBluetooth in KDE3 was just fine.
But that's just my opinion.
Debian Stable is becoming a more and more sensible choice for corporate desktop computers, while other distributions seem to follow in the rush of The Shiny and All-New.
Back to the point, until GRUB2 works nicely with pendrives, GRUB Legacy is my only choice (not gonna use LILO unless I'm forced to like I was when I last installed Debian on EFI/GPT with LVM).


Are you using any other wodoo stuff for debian on a stick? Other than the normal stuff? I have a 16gb stick as well for Debian testing and I'm testing like a maniac, and grub2 custom resolotion (?) broke my grub2. (Or like you say, grub legacy)
How about rsylogd? Everything running as normal? I'm trying to keep the writing to the stick down to a minimal.
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Postby llivv » 2010-02-19 13:39

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Re: GNU GRUB2 Tips/Tricks/Links

Postby nadir » 2010-02-19 13:53

Grimnar wrote:My grub2 menu is all white for the time. Now I know I have changed this at some time in history. But where?

you got it already? ain't /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme* what you are looking for?
works on hard-disk, but in vbox i couldn't get rid of the backround-picture.

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set_blue_theme()
{
  cat << EOF
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/blue
EOF

}
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Re: GNU GRUB2 Tips/Tricks/Links

Postby Grimnar » 2010-02-19 14:20

nadir wrote:
Grimnar wrote:My grub2 menu is all white for the time. Now I know I have changed this at some time in history. But where?

you got it already? ain't /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme* what you are looking for?
works on hard-disk, but in vbox i couldn't get rid of the backround-picture.

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Code: Select all
set_blue_theme()
{
  cat << EOF
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/blue
EOF

}


Yeah, got some colors mixed up. Working great now. Thanks :)
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