It appears that grub2 is coming soon. Thread on -dev said a couple
months or so till it hits the tree, keyworded and/or masked I'm sure. I
guess it is about time to jump off the cliff and give this a try. I
installed Kubuntu on a system for my brother and it uses grub2. I have
had to edit the config and then run the update script. I have sort of
installed and made a config change to grub2, even tho it was only once.
Basically, I sort of seen the thing at least. o_O
My first question is, how hard is this to change from old grub to
grub2? I only run Gentoo here, no windoze at all and no other distro
either. I figure that may make it easier. I must confess tho, I'm a
hoarder of kernels. LOL I generally have several versions of them on
here. Is there a way for it to only see say the last 3 versions or so?
I only have three right now but I cleaned out all the non-init kernels a
while back. Given time, I may have a dozen or so. I would rather not
have that many lines on the grub screen when booting.
Also, will it know what init thingy image to connect the kernels too? I
name my kernels with the version and name the init thingy with a similar
name. Looks someting like this:
root@fireball / # ls -al /boot/bzImage-3.*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4740064 May 16 20:25 /boot/bzImage-3.3.5-2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4758496 May 23 13:09 /boot/bzImage-3.4.0-1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4758816 Jun 14 09:00 /boot/bzImage-3.4.2.r1-1
root@fireball / # ls -al /boot/initramfs-3.*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3560934 May 12 05:03 /boot/initramfs-3.3.5-1.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3560423 May 23 13:10 /boot/initramfs-3.4.0.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3561170 Jun 14 09:05 /boot/initramfs-3.4.2.img
root@fireball / #
There are times when I may have more than one kernel but only one init
thingy tho. So far, one init thingy will work with any kernel of that
version. I have not tried mixing tho.
Also, how much disk space does grub take up on /boot? Mine is on a
separate partition and I hope it is large enough.
Thanks in advance.
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