Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 22 2007,16:27
|Quote (curaga @ Mar. 22 2007,08:22)|
|I'd say: If it aint broke, fix it until it breaks|
The best way to learning
Damn Vulnerable Linux beat you to that punch. You can learn via trial and error -- experience is definitely a good teacher. I think it's a lot easier to learn from others when it comes to issues like whether or not a system will even be bootable.
I've told you that's why I don't like this particular idea of splashy GRUB extensions -- nevermind the fact that it's impractical as an extension since extensions load after the OS. The way to change GRUB having a fancy schmancy splash is either via remaster (for USB, frugal, or hard drive install) or after hard drive install.
It's not personal. I really do admire your ambition, curaga. I just don't think this one's a good idea considering the kind of user who'd likely be drawn to it. I still think it's going to attract trigger-happy people who don't have a clue about MBRs or bootloaders instead of people who know enough about those things only to care that the right OS and options load at boot. The kind of user best able to handle this can already figure out how to acquire and install it himself or herself.
If Robert can add this latest GRUB to a new release, great. I don't know any differentials in size, and I accept that the bootsplash images are small-ish zipped files. I don't want people whose whims exceed their abilities to grab an "upgrade" (however it's packaged and/or scripted) that can render their hardware totally inoperable -- and all for a few seconds of fancy graphics.
"It felt kind of like having a pitbull terrier on my rear end."
-- meo (copyright(c)2008, all rights reserved)