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Re: Please, make GRUB more end-user friendly

From: Narcis Garcia
Subject: Re: Please, make GRUB more end-user friendly
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:36:02 +0200

initramfs is a next boot stage after GRUB.
initramfs is a Linux project, not boot manager.

El 27/7/21 a les 1:02, Luigino Bracci ha escrit:
> Hi,
> In my country, there are many people (mostly children) using computers with
> a Debian-based distribution that uses GRUB for booting. Unfortunately,
> power failures are very common and the computers shut down inappropriately,
> and when the users turn the computer on again, frequently they get the
> well-known message: "Unexpected inconsistency: run fsck manually".
> However, most people in my country are Spanish-speakers, they doesn't
> understand the error messages and they think that the computer screwed up,
> and many times they do not have the Internet connection necessary to google
> the error message and find a solution. There are even some inconsiderate
> technicians who charge large amounts of money to fix the problem for people
> who are unfamiliar with it.
> Yes, I know that the solution is to run the "fsck" command with the
> appropriate parameters, but: Don't you think that GRUB should evolve and
> show a more friendly error message, understandable for non-experts, in the
> language installed in the distribution (not English only), giving the
> ability to run fsck with a single keystroke instead of displaying that
> obnoxious "(initramfs)" prompt?
> Thank you, and sorry if this is not the appropiated mailing list for this
> topic.

Narcis Garcia

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