I use systemd-boot and it's lightning fast. But grub is still there. Can I uninstall Grub ??? Since it's integrated with snapper / btrfs I'm not sure if I should. I want to keep the possibility to boot from a previous snapshot also ...
Any idea ?
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I agree with you, however most of our users "tinkerings" end up being dumped on our forum support volunteers to fix their mistakes.
Anyone that wants to alter their system should use it as a learning experience and enjoy themselves playing around. Having said that, if you break it you bought it. If you deliberately do something you know is risky and melt down your system, is it really Garuda's responsibility to deal with a disaster of your own making.
We deal with enough support issues on our forum without having to deal with daredevils who've broken everything by their own recklessness. Feel free to change whatever you want on your own system, just don't come crying to the forum to fix everything for you when you inevitably break a perfectly good Garuda install.
Have fun tinkering with your own system, just don't dump your mistakes on others to correct.
Yes: take a 2nd physical HD, install Garuda on it with GRUB and then you can have all the fun trying to remove it and replace it by systemd-boot. That way you have no chance to affect your primary disk and you will learn a lot more by trying it out yourself. Win-win.
Fair enough! I definitely see where you are coming from and that is a perfectly reasonable stance. I spend enough time in the forum to have seen the online equivalent of people slamming their laptop on the counter shouting"fix it!" like you guys personally messed up their setup. Anyone can see how that would be frustrating.
Hear that @PerfMonk? Don't forget to make a snapper backup before you delete grub. Oh wait...
I not a new to linux and I have tried a lot of things. Sometime it turns bad but anyway It's a great way to learn. The attitude of "not doing anything by fear to mess the machine" is not my cup of tea. But I read and I ask other if they have tried the stuff I want to experiment. I have not seen much on how to correctly use systemd-boot and get rid of grub on Garuda. I'm doing this on my personal laptop, my data is backed up and I can reinstall everything if I do a real big mistake.
Getting rid of grub is a delicate operation, I agree. My laptop is using EFI, btrfs and is LUKS encrypted. Reinstall Garuda is not a big deal even If I'd have redo some customization after.
I get the point that you may have to help people that do bad experiments you would tell them not to try. Believe me I won't be back whining that my laptop is broken and ask for help to reinstall...
I know you are an experienced user, and I believe you personally accept responsibility for the changes you make. However, that does not seem to be the norm these days. Quite to the contrary, many new Linux users seem to have an attitude of entitlement to support no matter what manner of self destruction they've perpetrated on their machine.
Imagine what your car dealership would say if you expected your vehicle to be repaired under warranty when you'd foolishly dissembled your engine and couldn't put it back together properly!!!
Well, I'm afraid I don't like to keep stuff I don't use. I shall work with snapshots manually or with a few homemade scripts or goback to timeshift. snapper should have a solution for systemd-boot.
There is someone on github that is working on this snapper_systemd_boot.
Why is Snapper a blocker? There exist other solutions for snapshoting, including using your own scripts, maybe one of those solution could replace Snapper and put a check mark besides that to-do on your list?
Sadly as per my comment above the devs had to "hard wire" (so to speak) many facets of Garuda to prevent all the help requests from inexperienced newbs breaking their systems by trying to change all the defaults of Garuda. It got to the point we even had to put a hard minimum ram requirement in the Garuda installer. We just got sick and tired of all the people with a couple of GB's of ram ignoring our 4 GB minimum ram recommendation. They would come on the forum and demand help to get there dinosaur system working with Garuda, then go off on a complete rant when told their system was inadequate. Then they would leave hateful reviews about Garuda online and spout off about how unhelpful our forum was on every place they could.
So in reality, you have the clueless newbs to thank for preventing the experienced Garuda users from being able to fully customize their system.