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Re: patch for the commands chapter

From: OKUJI Yoshinori
Subject: Re: patch for the commands chapter
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 13:07:09 +0900

From: Alessandro Rubini <address@hidden>
Subject: patch for the commands chapter
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 02:11:29 +0200

> There is a serious problem with "serial" in my opinion. Why does it
> wait for user input?

  Because the user may not run a terminal emulator, when GRUB starts

> This is definitely policy, and a bad one, in my
> opinion. A serial console should not be treated differently from a
> "keyboard-and-monitor" one. I didn't document this misfeature, hoping
> it will go away before release.

  I disagree. Why shouldn't a serial terminal be treated differently?
Without your explanation about that, I can never understand your
objection. Anyway, you can specify the timeout (even as zero), if you
don't like the "policy".


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