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#1 2018-06-14 22:36:20

Richard
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From: Venezuela
Registered: 2017-04-23
Posts: 4  

Strange symbol in Devuan grub menu?

I installed Devuan 2 Ascii on i386 netbook.

I'm curious to know what the symbol is that appears in the grub menu beside the other distro that is installed. The distro is MX Linux, a Debian based distro that boots SysV init.

My question is why does there appear what looks like a BSD symbol beside MX Linux?
Is it an attempt to be humorous, to show what looks like a devil beside MX?
Rr9cbcil.jpg

Is this infantile humor carried over into the rest of the distro?
It sure doesn't show Devuan in the best light.
Seems a bit petty after all the work you have done to fork Debian away from systemd?

Last edited by Richard (2018-06-15 00:27:49)

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#2 2018-06-14 22:57:31

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 1,224  

Re: Strange symbol in Devuan grub menu?

Good grief.  You do have an overactive imagination.  It a GNU and quite harmless.

It indicates other Linux distros in a generic way if a specific icon is not available.

gnu/Linux

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#3 2018-06-14 23:31:05

devuser
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Registered: 2018-04-30
Posts: 176  

Re: Strange symbol in Devuan grub menu?

Please someone remind me to add derogatory icons for all other systems to the boot menu if i ever happen to release an OS. I like this idea big_smile

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#4 2018-06-15 00:34:29

Richard
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From: Venezuela
Registered: 2017-04-23
Posts: 4  

Re: Strange symbol in Devuan grub menu?

I suppose you're right, GoLinux, I probably am over-reacting.
I added a foto of the boot screen.
Seems a bit weird, probably the netbook screen.
Surely wasn't expecting that. smile

Installed with no problems.
I expected incremental improvements and you haven't disappointed.
Congratulations on a job well done.

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#5 2018-06-15 08:14:08

devuser
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Registered: 2018-04-30
Posts: 176  

Re: Strange symbol in Devuan grub menu?

Don't worry. People here seem generally very friendly towards other distributions. Haven't seen a single snide remark yet. Not even any jokes regarding the usual stereotypes.

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