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Customise Ubuntu with GRUB

Mar 14, 2011, 17:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashton Mills)

"GRUB has been with us for a while, replacing LILO (Linux Loader) before it, and adequately performs its task of allowing you to boot multiple operating systems (including Windows) and even multiple kernels within operating systems (at least with respect to Linux) without too much hassle.

"But it had its limitations. It wasn't particularly pretty, it was hard to make custom menus, and most importantly didn't natively recognise drive UUIDs (universally unique identifier), so it was dependent on the system's BIOS to correctly identify drives. The latter is a useful feature: as every drive has its own UUID, and you can add or remove drives from a system, or even take them to another computer, and you will always be able to boot the correct drive regardless of how the BIOS identifies them."

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