want grub support for cross-menu OS console variable
Instead of having a separate menu item for every permutation of OS console and image/arguments, GRUB should support a mechanism by which the OS console to be used is defaulted via a directive in the menu.lst. This value will then be substituted into menu items via a simple substitution mechanism similar to that used by shells. The value may be changed by the operator during boot by entering the command line and issuing an alternate directive, or when the system is running by modifying menu.lst. The current console selection will be noted on the main boot screen and the mechanism for changing it documented.
This will allow us to reduce by a factor of at least 3 the number of menu items, allowing all of them to fit on a single 25-line terminal and reducing operator confusion and opportunity for error during recovery/diagnostic scenarios. The use of this is entirely optional.
Updated by Electric Monk about 8 years ago
Author: Keith M Wesolowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> 4656 want grub composite console 4657 want grub support for cross-menu OS console variable 4658 uninitialised variable trashes command line on coal Reviewed by: Dan McDonald <email@example.com> Approved by: Garrett D'Amore <firstname.lastname@example.org>