In the last couple of days, a new point release of Grub has been issued, and is filtering through Linux Distributions.
For those whom only operate one Linux, or one Linux and one Windows (dual-boot), its advent may go unnoticed.
I have only been using Linux since 2011, and seriously since May 2014, so old-timers may tell me differently about what follows, and I will learn from them, as I hope do you.
This is the first instance I have come across, where the upgrading to a new Grub version actually changes the order of my Linux Distributions on the Grub Menu.
I am trying to word this carefully, so don’t jump in boots and all to tell me I am wrong before you reflect on what I am saying.
My Grub order historically has changed when:
- I accept and allow certain kernel changes/updates and
- When on advisement, I autoremove as advised old kernel clutter, but most specifically
- When I add a new Linux Distro to one of my computers, and it “usurps” what was previously No. 1 on my leaderboard
I will start this Topic with the effect on Debian-based Distros I have on board, and look further into the other Families I use, including RPM-based, Arch-based, Gentoo-based, &c.
Feel free to provide your own input in any and all of these areas.