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Many years ago, GRUB1 was still a thing. When GRUB2 came along, it needed various commands but because GRUB1 was still the main system in use, there needed to be a way to differentiate the utilities, meaning a load of ...2-style commands were created. After the transition, people were still using both commands (for the same jobs), therefore to stop people's ...


You can rsync the files to another, but it won't boot (as you've observed). However, it's not difficult to set the new drive to boot after you've copied the files. The exact method depends on which boot loader you want (grub, gummi, etc.), how you've configured your partitions (do you have a separate /boot partition?), if you're using partition tables or ...


To revert the change run sudo sed -i -e 's/GRUB_TERMINAL/#GRUB_TERMINAL/g' /etc/default/grub Or when you edit /etc/default/grub, just add a # to the GRUB_TERMINAL line. Then run sudo update-grub The reboot FWIW sed is a powerful command and substitues one sting for another, so all the sed command is doing is commenting out , or removing the comment ...


You could try to disable the graphical grub spash. Edit /etc/default/grub (as root) and uncomment # GRUB_TERMINAL="console" (remove the #) after that, run sudo update-grub and see if it helped.

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