Post by ellanios82
- in yast grub2 bootloader there seems to be an option : to NOT
install any bootloader!
- in what circumstances please may it be useful to install no bootloader ?
Here, it applies to all post-13.1 openSUSE installations from the point when
Grub Legacy was no longer an installation time option, and all Fedora
installations going back to when it dropped Grub Legacy.
Other bootloaders remain available on the repos, just not installable via
normal installation process.
Post by ellanios82
& , how might one use such a system that is not bootable?
"Install no bootloader" is not necessarily equivalent to "not bootable".
On computers with empty HDs, I first partition, then install legacy MBR code,
then format and install Grub Legacy using Knoppix media to boot, but I
install openSUSE's Grub Legacy previously saved to LAN, on an active primary
partition, not the MBR. Once that's been done once, there's no compelling
need for more Linux bootloaders. I manage menu.lst. I decide what belongs in
boot stanzas. I have no need for scripts to rearrange my bootloader stanzas.
I have no need for complicating my life more than it already is by the
inexplicable and confusing differences between Grub Legacy and the overweight
Grub2 constantly complaining about not being installed to MBR or presence of
vga= on cmdline of a gfxcard unsupported by KMS.
The bonus of sticking with Grub Legacy is the pleasant gfxboot menu with
AFAIK, Grub Legacy isn't subject to security risk that dictates periodic
updates. When I have something that works the way I like, I stick with it
until forced to do otherwise. At such time as I have any computers with EFI
BIOS will be soon enough to stop sticking exclusively with Grub Legacy.
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