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by jharris1993
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Maybe if OP would post exactly what he/she hopes to do with Grub-customizer we could instruct on how to do it without using customizer. Everything Grub-customizer can do can be done without it. You misunderstand me. Sorry if I did not communicate clearly. Years ago, I read several articles saying t...
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Anyway, obviously you're determined to use the the app. Go ahead, it's your computer. Hope it works out. OK, I'll bite. . . How did you read that into what I said? What I DID say is that I want to understand what this is all about and get this all out on the table, face up, where everyone can see c...
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

One thing that hasn't been answered to my satisfaction is "proxification" This keeps coming up, over and over again, in just about every thread and article I read - but little real information is given aside from hideously complex code examples that explain nothing to the less talented amo...
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Good! Thanks for the feedback. What I'm really trying to do is "cut to the chase" and get the raw facts without all the emotional involvement so that I - and possibly others - can understand rightly and make informed decisions. I, for one, am not going to tell any particular user what they...
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Would a relatively simple way to totally back-out Grub-Customizer and restore things to the way they were before render it less objectionable? Yes, but not by much. Like you said (and I fully agree): simple versus complex, simple wins. :wink: OK, I think I get it. Let me try and see if I understand...
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Details here - https://systemd.network/sd-boot.html Interesting! Unfortunately, there are too many systems that still run the legacy BIOS system - primarily because of the way UEFI implements, (or compels), things like Secure Boot, and won't boot legacy devices - like bootable thumb drives - that w...
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

antikythera wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:13 am
Eventually systemd-boot will replace grub2 and then all this will be moot anyway.
What's that? Hopefully better than the balls-up, (IMHO), that Grub-2 is.
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

All good valid points. In principle I absolutely agree, given my choice between obtuse and simple complexity, simple complexity wins. Simple vs complex, simple wins. The corollary question becomes "Why did someone make, and everyone adopt, (what I believe is), a complete balls-up of a simple an...
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

I say why drag it up again? :lol: Well, for one, I didn't realize that I would be sticking my head into such a hornet's nest! I was trying to investigate claims on various fora saying it was "seriously broken" and wanting to understand why - it didn't seem broken to me. It appeared to do ...
by jharris1993
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Pjotr has a thread somewhere on the forum where he shows all the changes GC makes on a system. It shows the chances of undoing what it has done is going to be a royal pain. That's the link Moem posted. None, not a single one, of the links to Pjotr's example images worked. I tried all of them and go...
by jharris1993
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Read and be enlightened: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=261622 This is beginning to really bother me - and make me regret that I even broached this topic. Based on my analysis of the above thread - all eight pages of it - along with other research on the web I have done today while reading all of this, I...
by jharris1993
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

[I've found the easiest way to modify the grub boot menu is to edit the grub.cfg file by hand, . . .and I've heard that you are supposed to never, never , NEVER edit that file by hand, but rather mess around with the configuration files and scripts somewhere and then run update-grub. And what about...
by jharris1993
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Perhaps someone who knows better can recommend a substitute that's less troublesome? Maybe that's part of the "quid" you pay for the "pro-quo" of using a graphical interface? I use EasyBCD over on the Windows side of things to help untangle the BCD (boot database that Windows use...
by jharris1993
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

A thousand humble apologies and point noted. I have edited the original posting. The only possible excuse I can offer is that other forums tend to belittle anyone who wants to use something other than "pure command-line" to do things, and that gets me riled up a bit. Don't get me wrong, th...
by jharris1993
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

[Solved] Grub-customizer, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Greetings! In previous installations of Linux, including Ubuntu, I had installed Grub-Customizer as a way to help sort through the confusing maze of entries and options. Recently I have seen articles in a number of places, (most recently over at the Manjero forums), saying that it's "seriously ...
by jharris1993
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mirror blocked due to suspected Trojan?
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: mirror blocked due to suspected Trojan?

Sounds like Mbytes is blocking the sites in general, as opposed to finding trojans in the Mint downloads per se . By the way, Mint doesn't trust the mirrors without reservation. Everything downloaded for updates gets a GPG check. At least, that's my understanding. What happens if you switch to a no...
by jharris1993
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mirror blocked due to suspected Trojan?
Replies: 7
Views: 369

[SOLVED] Mirror blocked due to suspected Trojan?

Greetings! I am using VMWare to create a virtual instance of Linux Mint 19.3 (Mate) on my Windows 10 desktop. As I am currently stuck in Moscow Russia due to that [&*^$#@!!!] Coronavirus; during the initial startup and configuration, I am using "software sources" to "select a loca...
by jharris1993
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you to those supporting others here!
Replies: 144
Views: 110572

Re: Thank you to those supporting others here!

Don't forget, the best way to thank the Dev Team is to donate ! Been there, done that, have an entire chest-of-drawers full of the t-shirts! Seriously, I'd love to subscribe at the "big icon on the left hand side of the list" level, but the Lord only knows how expensive that is. Even so, ...
by jharris1993
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you to those supporting others here!
Replies: 144
Views: 110572

Re: Thank you to those supporting others here!

If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks! Thanks for the tip! As obvious as that may be, it's not at all intuitive unless you're familiar with this kind of forum software. Many other fora have a specific edit sele...
by jharris1993
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to make an exact copy of a disk's partitions without including extra free space?
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: [SOLVED] How to make an exact copy of a disk's partitions without including extra free space?

You don't need to do this. The default block size in dd is 512 bytes, all you need is the number of sectors. Checking the sector size in fdisk is always important because not every device has a 512 byte sector size. Also, if you reduce the sectors to bytes it will always work because "bytes&qu...

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