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Bug 753840 - RFE grub-customizer
Summary: RFE grub-customizer
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2
Version: 16
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-11-14 16:28 UTC by Frank Murphy
Modified: 2013-02-13 21:12 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 1060182 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2013-02-13 21:12:21 UTC

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Description Frank Murphy 2011-11-14 16:28:13 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Mads Kiilerich 2011-11-17 21:53:33 UTC
Why should normal users ever want to edit the grub2 configuration? What tasks should they want to do?

Comment 2 Frank Murphy 2011-11-18 08:01:08 UTC
Am I not a normal user?
Check the lists for the number of problems that have arisen,
for users that have not hit Grub2 in fedora.
Even though many have been using it a while in Ubuntu.
Particularly in multi-boot users.

It is also a centralised "config" for Grube2,
which is another normal Fedora users.
Have been looking for since the loss of
the single entry menu.lst/grub/conf.

Check the lists, normal users.
I'm not a programmer.
(Just basic Java primitives)

Comment 3 Mads Kiilerich 2011-11-18 13:22:55 UTC
Yes, there has been many bugs related to the introduction of grub2 in Fedora 16. That is however bugs that should have been avoided and should be fixed. Papering them over is not a good solution.

I still wonder which specific use-cases you think this tool should solve. I'm not denying that there might such use cases, I'm just asking which you have in mind.

Anyway, if you just want to be packaged for Fedora then see .

It is not a grub2 bug that there are other tools out there that isn't grub2.

However, as far as I can see it will add yet another way of maintaining the grub configuration. I wouldn't recommend that.

Comment 4 Frank Murphy 2011-11-18 13:35:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)

> I still wonder which specific use-cases you think this tool should solve. I'm
> not denying that there might such use cases, I'm just asking which you have in
> mind.
Use case of users:
In case of no-boot, whereby it could be launched from boot.iso\media.
fix problems using an easy to navigate gui.
Helps bad readers like me, who also hasn't 20\20 vision.

But will add to wishlist.

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