Grub 2

taipan67 sysadm.taipan67 at
Fri Oct 19 11:11:39 PDT 2007

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>> Note, however, that this is not the same type of module as "insmod" and 
>> "lsmod" Grub2 commands refer to. Grub2 has its own modules for loading 
>> Linux kernels, loading FreeBSD kernels, support for filesystems, and so 
>> on. Obviously, not all of them are used in the typical "boot a kernel 
>> from ext3 partition" scenario - but this is not a valid reason to call 
>> Grub2 bloated, since the old Grub1 has all this functionality always 
>> built statically into stage2.
> Overloading the meaning of lsmod and rmmod does not seem to me to be a
> good idea.  I would think something like lsgmod (ls grub module) or even
> lsext (ls extention) would be better.  Using the same term for different
> things is a recipe for confusing users.
>   -- Bruce

Well, if you consider that when installing & configuring grub1 you are 
currently obliged to use the term 'root' in *five* different contexts, 
they're actually getting better... ;)

I know this is no help to the discussion, it's just a pet peeve that i 
felt compelled to air.


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