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Old 01-27-2015, 11:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation [Patch and SlackBuild] Grub-2.02~beta2 SlackBuild and Patch.


I did some work tonight on getting a suitable patch ready for Grub2-2.02~beta2 that could be useful in Slackware if the new version of Grub is ever considered.

This SlackBuild and Patch combines several existing Slackware patches reworked and ported into a rollup style patch as well as two patches for grub-mkconfig to detect various filesystems and drives I reworked from several patches lingering around Ubuntu's forums.

This patch set includes:

- partition and drive detection fix for grub-mkconfig.in and grub-mkconfig_lib.in using a legacy style method of detection. (recommended for anyone using btrfs as root, and maybe ZFSOnLinux as root *unsupported and does require an additional patch for libzfs not included*)
- re-ported dejavusansmono patch to work against grub-install.c file instead of grub-install.in
- re-worked in initrd naming patch (worked with only a minimal path edit)

Two older patches were not needed as Grub2-2.02~beta2 already included them in the updated code during a check to work the patches back in.

The edited SlackBuild of Patrick's contains the new command to patch Grub-2.02~beta2 properly.

Enjoy.
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Last edited by ReaperX7; 01-28-2015 at 12:40 AM. Reason: Updated patch
 
Old 01-28-2015, 08:21 AM   #2
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Nice work !
One thing I don't like about grub-mkconfig is that it sort the huge kernel before the generic kernel. I like to keep the huge kernel installed for emergencies.
Perhaps that's something that can be patched or perhaps I'm doing something wrong ofcourse
Luckily configuring grub.cfg manually is actually not much more difficult as grub1 of lilo
 
Old 01-28-2015, 09:22 AM   #3
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You can use /etc/defaults/grub for selecting the defaults of the system.
 
Old 01-28-2015, 09:30 AM   #4
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Yes, but that doesn't change the sort order of the menu entries created by grub-mkconfig. That's hardcoded.
If the huge kernel is installed it will put that as default and the rest in the submenu.
 
  


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