GRUB CUSTOMIZER should be default.

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gregzeng
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GRUB CUSTOMIZER should be default.

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Most Linux operating systems are trying to replace the original GRUB CUSTOMIZER.

GRUB CUSTOMIZER PROS:
1) Regularly updated & improved.
2) Free
3) Handles many operating systems and partition types.
4) WYSIWYG adjustment of menu items. CLI not needed for this.
5) Usually GUI installation of the application.
6) Usually GUI update & removal of the application.
7) Available on many (all?) Linux operating systems.
8) Very flexible order of menu items.
9) Can undo some mistakes; but needs tidying this feature.
10) Choice of fonts, colours (but not easily used).
11) Robust & reliable.

GRUB CUSTOMIZER CONS:
1) Difficult for beginners.
2) WYSIWYG changes are not very obvious.
3) View-mode default on first installation is wrong.
4) No hints, help, tutorial, instructions.
5) Poorly understood & publicised by all Linux communities.
6) Understaffed, under funded code development team.
7) Badly emulated & imitated by alternative versions of this software.
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Re: GRUB CUSTOMIZER should be default.

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gregzeng wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:02 pm
GRUB CUSTOMIZER CONS:
1) Difficult for beginners.
2) WYSIWYG changes are not very obvious.
3) View-mode default on first installation is wrong.
4) No hints, help, tutorial, instructions.
5) Poorly understood & publicised by all Linux communities.
6) Understaffed, under funded code development team.
7) Badly emulated & imitated by alternative versions of this software.
ȣ) Responsible for rendering many installations unbootable.
9) Nobody who knows what they're doing will use it.
10) Has a very bad reputation for causing major damage, a worse reputation than that of Bleachbit running as root.
It's pronounced kad-eye-cha, not kada-itcha.

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Re: GRUB CUSTOMIZER should be default.

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Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:51 pm
ȣ) Responsible for rendering many installations unbootable.
9) Nobody who knows what they're doing will use it.
10) Has a very bad reputation for causing major damage, a worse reputation than that of Bleachbit running as root.
+1

God forbid that Grub Customizer should ever become part of Linux Mint. :shock:

Analysis of why it is so bad:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... mizer.html
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Pjotr wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:59 am
+1

God forbid that Grub Customizer should ever become part of Linux Mint. :shock:

In-depth analysis of why it is so bad:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... mizer.html
I don't think it's anything any user of any self-respecting distro ever need worry about :)
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Re: GRUB CUSTOMIZER should be default.

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gregzeng wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:02 pm
GRUB CUSTOMIZER CONS:
11) Difficult to unwind. Example.
12) Not needed. Grub handles up to half-a-dozen OSs just fine. How many users exceed that?

For that matter, I have a multi-boot test box on USB hard drive with 20+ OSs. Grub works okay even there.
Conversely, anyone who wants GC can install it. Goodness knows there are plenty of articles promoting it.

ETA (Mar 30th): This thread inspired me to finish a project I've been diddling with for months, to wit, how to do a custom menu with standard Grub tools. Finally got it into shape and ready for prime time. Posted as a tutorial, using a custom.cfg file. Pretty easy, actually.
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