Re: How to change console font in grub2?

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On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Tom Horsley <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:27:37 -0500 Dennis Gilmore wrote:
>> the path to it being the
>> default resides in more usage testing and bug fixing in fedora
> The path to it being a viable option first has to go through
> the process of the utter elimination of the foolish update-grub
> preprocessor to construct the grub.cfg file from a million
> bits and pieces.
> Grub originally cleaned lilo's clock primarily because you
> didn't have to remember to run extra tools to make the changes
> take effect. Now the standard usage for grub2 requires running
> extra tools again. Does no one remember how many problems
> that caused?
> One of the primary reasons it must not use a preprocessor
> (particularly the way it is currently distributed) is that
> you cannot actually configure everything you might need to
> change. You can fall back on editing various files you
> aren't supposed to edit, but the next grub2 update you
> get will probably overwrite your changes.
> You can even edit the grub.cfg file if you want to, but the
> next kernel update will overwrite your changes.
> Until the one and only place grub config information is
> stored is the one grub.cfg file, grub2 is unacceptably
> boneheaded and should not be the standard boot loader.

You're being unfair to grub2! :)

Unlike lilo, grub2-mkconfig doesn't re-write the MBR; a big
difference. Also, in grub1, grubby edits "/boot/grub/grub.conf" when a
new kernel is installed so grub1's behavior isn't that different from

Whether grub2 has many scripts or not isn't an issue (for me) but I'd
like, as I posted previously, to have more variables in
"grub2-mkconfig" that I can modify through "/etc/default/grub" rather
than have to edit "/usr/sbin/grub2-mkconfig", "/etc/grub.d/*", and
"/etc/default/grub"; and have my changes overwritten but a grub2
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