Question about edit to Beginners' Guide
I noticed your recent edits in the Beginners' Guide, where you stated that the --target parameter is required. The man page however states that it defaults to the current platform (should be sufficient for beginners). I also just tested this (at least for BIOS), and it seems to work fine without the parameter.
Can you explain why it is needed?
AFAIK in the initial release of grub 2.00 grub-install explicitly required the user to provide the --target parameter, but then in some later bzr snapshot grub-install tries to guess the platform. In my experience grub-install defaults to i386-pc (BIOS) target most of the time, even in case of x86_64-efi (UEFI) system. I suggest changing all grub-install commands across the wiki to use --target parameter to remove this confusion. -- Keshav Padram Amburay (talk) 15:21, 29 August 2013 (UTC)