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cannot find /etc/default/grub to steer grub-mkconfig

From: k2011gen
Subject: cannot find /etc/default/grub to steer grub-mkconfig
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 19:37:05 -0500

I installed grub-1.98 from tarball and I can at least do a commanded boot or 
point to a usable 'configfile'. This is enough for me so I'm committing to 

While trying to set some defaults for exercises with the automated menu writing 
via grub-mkconfig I find no trace on my system of any /etc/default/grub file 
where such defaults would be set (1.98 installed everything under /usr/local).

One thing I'd want to set in that default file or in /boot/grub/grub.cfg is 
GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true. I edited grub-mkconfig like so


but the file produced is still uuID based (which I can't use due to frequent dd 
mirroring).  Do I have to 'create' this default file, where can I find an 
example for syntax, and what would th e syntax be for a direct menu file edit? 


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