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Re: Is GRUB2 customizeable enough?

From: Andrei Borzenkov
Subject: Re: Is GRUB2 customizeable enough?
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:17:55 +0300

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Simon Hobson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ah, another feature I'd never heard of. I do recall in the past the advice 
> handed out here (as an alternative to renaming the files in /etc/grub to get 
> Xen to boot by default for example) was to specify the default option to be 
> selected in /etc/default/grub (Debian system).

As you mentioned, this ends up doing "set default=..." so of course it
accepts everything grub accepts including menu entry ID.

> If you are now saying there's another alternative, that's of interest.

Titles are just not unique enough, and grub-mkconfig generates IDs for
quite some time (and in principle it generates them predictably, based
on filesystem UUID).

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