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Subject: Bug#488840: marked as forwarded please allow the use of flavours like grub1
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 16:57:12 +0000
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regarding please allow the use of flavours like grub1
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Subject: grub kernel flavours feature proposal
From: martin f krafft
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 18:55:37 +0200
Dear grub developers,

Debian's grub1 had a nice feature where its update-grub script would
create additional stanzas with different arguments for each kernel
it found. You configured it like this:

  ## altoption boot targets option
  ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
  ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
  ##      altoptions=(single-user) single
  # altoptions=(single-user) single
  # altoptions=(rootdelay) rootdelay=10

and this would cause three stanzas for each kernel version to be
created, each with a different kernel line.

With grub2, I note how /etc/grub.d/10_linux hardcodes that there
should be a plain and a single-user stanza for each kernel. Someone
has recently requested for this to be optional[0].

0. http://bugs.debian.org/476536

Instead, I propose to handle single-user mode via functionality
similar to what Debian had for grub1[1].

1. http://bugs.debian.org/488840

I'd be willing to have a go at this, but I can't quite decide/figure
out where to configure these altoptions/flavours. Any ideas?

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