bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 06:27:22 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? :)
No apologies necessary. To me that is two: one to tell grub where the
base of things is and the other to tell the kernel where the root
partition is located.
I didn't think about the 2nd.
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