Grub 2

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Sat Oct 20 06:27:22 PDT 2007

taipan67 wrote:
> 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 
> 'root')...
> 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.

  -- Bruce

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