User talk:The.ridikulus.rat

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Question about edit to Beginners' Guide

Hi,

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?

Thanks --Lonaowna (talk) 20:43, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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)

Ok, I understand, I thought the 'guessing' was more robust and failure-proof. Thanks for the reply! :) --Lonaowna (talk) 19:47, 29 August 2013 (UTC)