the GRUB manual contains the phrase "We hope that you enjoy using GNU GRUB as much as we did writing it." which is either rather nice or extremely threatening

@eq Caught this on Public and had a snot bubble chortle, thxxxxx! :flan_beer:

I think for what it does, the ideal user experience is to never know it exists because it just works.


I enjoy GNU GRUB so much I've buned it into my system rom so that I don't need to load it from storage media. Just boot right into grub.

@eq writing early-boot stuff is a fun puzzle, it's almost certainly the former

@eq to program is, i think, eventually to dwell in the ambiguity expressed by sentences like this one.

@eq that definitely sounds like the "may you live in interesting times" for programmers

Well yes, but grub is a pain and it doesn't automatically pick up logical volumes(at least mine didn't) and since Fedora are defaulting to logical volumes(or was it Centos) I can't be the only one who gets annoyed by more small things like having to hack the init system to get all my oses recognised. I just remember lilo being much simpler to use.

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