rick1 wrote:I would like the editing of Grub to be more forgiving.
Editing ANY systems file must be done carefully and accurately - the writers of code cannot be expected to be mindreaders.
I don't mind too much re-installing Mint because the procedure is fast, very efficient, streamline and well on the way to perfection BUT . . It's an absolute “P I t A” having to reinstall Windows too, because the dual boot mechanism has failed.
It'd be nice if Grub didn't as I perceive depend on an MS F-Disk type MBR being present.
This has absolutely nothing to do with Grub and everything to do with the MS Windows bootloader system. Talk to Microsoft about that one!