User talk:Scimmia

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Changes in grub regarding addition of '/boot' to configuration files.

When you reverted my changes, you mentioned "This isn't a 'keyword', it's part of the path, which is relative to the volume it's on. This is already explained above when set root= is mentioned." I agree with the correction on the keyword part but where is the explanation you mentioned? Ic ouldn't find it.

As I said, it's when you 'set root='. Specifically when it says "set root=(hdX,Y) sets the boot partition, where the kernel and GRUB modules are stored (boot need not be a separate partition, and may simply be a directory under the "root" partition (/)" As that's the partition you're working on, paths are pretty much common sense from there.
If common sense is considered, the Arch wiki would be much shorter. But then again what seems like commmon sense to us might not be for new users. In the GRUB wiki page itself under, Encrypted_/boot, the tip I mentioned regarding /boot in path is mentioned. But I suggest to add it in more places especially tthe Custom_grub.cfg section becuase incorrect configuration will lead to unbootable systems. --RaZorr (talk) 05:40, 25 March 2022 (UTC)
No, the tip you mentioned regarding /boot is NOT in the Encrypted_/boot section.
You keep saying how this could lead to an unbootable system; yeah, so what? If you screw up a config, it doesn't work, that's pretty normal and this situation is not special.
If you want to expand the 'set root=' part a bit and say that all paths are relative to this, that can make sense. The tip as you had it did not.
Scimmia (talk) 12:11, 25 March 2022 (UTC)
The section I was talking about was wrong. Sorry for that. The actual one is this GRUB#Using_the_rescue_console. This has multiple notes on the /boot prefix. Expanding the 'set root=' part and saying about relative paths is a relatively complicated way of saying the same thing as the tip/note I had provided. So, it doesn't really make any sense and I would rather avoid that. --RaZorr (talk) 12:27, 25 March 2022 (UTC)


There are no instructions at all that really document how to setup Secure Boot with GRUB and verified initrds, so I thought that at least some third-party instructions would be nice (even if they don't work). I wanted to add this note as a warning for other people so they don't even start the instructions on that website (because they will inevitably fail). The instructions on that Third-party page have a lot to do with the Wiki page: they are about GRUB as well. I don't think it's fair that you removed my paragraph. Could you maybe re-include it, please? DasMenschy (talk) 14:17, 22 September 2022 (UTC)