[arch-dev-public] Grub splashimage

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 13:34:49 EST 2008

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Simo Leone <simo at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 06:43:23PM +0100, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
>> Am Mittwoch 03 Dezember 2008 18:26:31 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
>> > c) The install iso uses it
>> Yes, but it should use isolinux instead. Quite often grub is not able to boot
>> the cd. (Ok, I don't think this is caused by the splash-patch)
> I'm not sure I'd say "often", it seems be more like "rarely", "if
> you're having a bad day", "if tux doesn't like you", "if there were a
> lot of solar flares recently", or something like that. All in all I
> think it works on the vast majority of systems, judging by the amount of
> bug reports.
> That isn't to say we shouldn't switch to isolinux, we definitely should,
> but the grub thing isn't nearly as big an issue as most people think it
> is.

I plan to offer both, actually. On a personal level, I prefer a grub
boot CD. I've always kept one around, and have used it a few times to
repair borked bootloaders. However, these days I tend to keep a GRML
cd handy more often

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