[blfs-support] Missing cursor in text (console) mode - revisited
alupu01 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 16:45:02 PDT 2013
I'm wondering if the above grub-1.99 is of the "Grub-1" variety
No. That was grub-0.97 (grub-legacy). I don't think that ever advanced.
I don't feel up to GRUB 2 yet.
I recommend using the version/procedures in LFS-7.3.
The only issue on intel architecture would be /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
If you want, we can discuss that.
I think LFS-7.3 covers GRUB 2, which as I said I'm not interested (yet)
for a few reasons:
1. My 'menu.lst' (i.e., the "grub.cfg" of grub-0.97) is shamefully simple
kernel /boot/LFSkernel root=/dev/sda3).
No 128 partitions like I see linux aficionados use nowadays
(for example, thread "moving lfs", post 2013-03-20 19:04:23 GMT)
Just one lousy primary partition (which works fine, to my amazement).
No other stressful requirements of a "grub" now and in the foreseeable
future. I'll stay with BLFS.
2. Obsolete and limited as the "legacy" grub might be, it has done
a competent job on the other (520) "good" drive (including displaying
the friggin' cursor when people need it).
3. There must exist (one would think) at least a patch of 0.97 (if not
a full source release) which covers bug #28011 of 13 Nov 2009 that
somebody reported to have been Fixed and Closed (!).
Thank you very much for your help,
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