Grub 2

taipan67 sysadm.taipan67 at
Sat Oct 20 05:17:51 PDT 2007

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> taipan67 wrote:
>> 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... ;)
> Really?  I only know of one.  Can you expand on your comment?
>   -- Bruce

Okay, the grub-shell uses 'root' to tell grub on which partition to find 
it's stage-files...

Then in /boot/grub/menu.lst, the term is used first to tell grub on 
which partition to find the kernel, then again on the kernel-line to 
define the partition on which the linux-filesystem is rooted (at '/' aka 

All of which must be done as the root-user...

Is that five or only four? I hope i wasn't exaggerating & slandering 
grub's good name.

Apologies if the above expansion is confusing - then again, that's kinda 
the point, innit? :)


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