OT-ANN: grub-choose-default 0.6

houghi houghi at houghi.org
Tue Apr 20 07:24:29 CEST 2010

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 06:27:55PM -0600, David Mohr wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 6:08 PM, Doug Laidlaw <laidlaws at hotkey.net.au> wrote:
> > On Mon, 19 Apr 2010 13:30:46 -0600
> > David Mohr <squisher at xfce.org> wrote:
> >
> >> When switching OSes it is a pain to wait for the reboot to get to the
> >> grub menu to select the other OS you want to boot. With
> >> grub-choose-default you can quickly select the OS you want to boot,
> >> reboot, and switch the default again from the other OS.
> >
> > My sentiments exactly.  There has been a similar project on
> > freshmeat.net.
> I'm glad you like it! I'm not aware of another project with the same
> goal. If you happen to remember the name, please let me know.

With openSUSE I have seen the ability to reboot and select the OS you want
to reboot to. Just checked in the Virtual Manager and it is something that
is in at least KDM. Too lazy to try anything else.

What is used is, as far as I can tell, grubonce. An explanation of how KDM
handles it can be seen here:

grubonce is a perl code and is included in the grub package at
openSUSE.org http://tinyurl.com/y7dfqlc

grubonce both looks at the options (and thus can show what options there
are) as well as do the settings.

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