Hi all ... Been playing around with Ubuntu 10.04 beta, and had a small problem with Grub2. Went to fix the problem, and found the incredibly convoluted mess that is grub2.
<RANT> Someone forgot KISS. I want grub back - it worked just fine (and so did lilo for that matter). Now we go from a couple of files contained in a single directory and editable, to lots and lots of files scattered all over and un-editable. afaik this goes against the UNIX/Linux tenet of editable text configuration files. I have seen the hype (modular, OO, Fixes old mistakes etc etc ) - not one item that addresses any problem i ever had. I admit that when i switched from lilo to grub, i found the numbering scheme to be brain dead, but - well, i just learned to number drives and partitions the way they wanted them. Now we get to change back - whoopie! </RANT>
Anyone aware of successful downgrades from Grub 2 to grub?
Thanks for any help. I have already spent more time than i wanted to on this.