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Bug 1060182

Summary: RFE grub-customizer
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: delatio <delatio.s>
Component: grub2Assignee: Peter Jones <pjones>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: unspecified    
Version: 20CC: bcl, delatio.s, dennis, frankly3d, gczarcinski, lkundrak, mads, pjones, sanjay.ankur
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Clone Of: 753840 Environment:
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Description delatio 2014-01-31 11:18:49 UTC
Hello folks, I cloned this bug against fedora 20 because there still isn't an easy configuration menu for grub2. I think people will ask "why would normal users ever want to edit grub2 config?" again, but actually this question is never answered.

The most obvious question that often comes to me from new users to fedora or windows users I convinced to use a linux distribution ist how to change the default entry that is loaded when booting. I can change it in the grub.cfg, but that is not how a normal user wants to change that setting. Is there any possibility to implement an easy way of changing this in future releases?

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #753840 +++

Description of problem: The Need to have a simple gui editor for grub2

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

This would make edits to grub2, less daunting for both new users to grub2,
and people with shaky hands.

--- Additional comment from Mads Kiilerich on 2011-11-17 16:53:33 EST ---

Why should normal users ever want to edit the grub2 configuration? What tasks should they want to do?


--- Additional comment from Fedora End Of Life on 2013-02-13 16:12:25 EST ---

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Comment 1 Gene Czarcinski 2014-06-10 19:54:18 UTC
Note:  Anything that directly modifies /boot/grub2/grub.cfg is a mistake and should not be supported.  On the other hand, if there was a gui package which helped to create /etc/grub.d/40_custom menuentries, this could be a good thing and would not involve changeing grub.cfg.  The way to tailor things with grub2 is to use /etc/grub.d/{40_custom,41_custom}

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