You're right; this patch only works for a single fallback entry, which is
better than nothing.

If you think nothing is better, then eliminating the first if-statement
leaves a patch that at least fixes the NUM case.

A working NUM case makes it possible to work around the inability to save
fallback. The example in "4.3.2 Booting fallback systems" can be rewritten

title A
savedefault 1

title B
savedefault 2

which is functionally equivalent.

I'll think about how to handle a fallback list, but it seems hard.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:31 PM, Andrei Borzenkov <>

> 21.09.2016 23:23, Norman Shulman пишет:
> > I don't see how to open a bug in Bug Tracker, so I'm sending it to the
> list.
> >
> > Legacy savedefault saves the current entry as the default boot entry if
> no
> > argument is specified. The translation only saves the first word of a
> > multiword title.
> >
> > In addition, savedefault NUM and savedefault fallback are not supported.
> >
> > The attached patch to the latest git source fixes this.
> >
> $fallback can be list of entries, while $saved_entry is expected to be
> single menu entry. GRUB legacy documentation is unclear what "next
> fallback" means here and what happens if you do several consecutive
> "savedefault fallback" invocations, but it still explicitly says "next
> fallback entry", not "list of fallback entries".

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