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Re: Inclusion of Grub 2 in FC7 ?



Just a small update on developments with this. I finally got some time
this weekend to start to bang this out. Once I thought I had it..to my
surprise commands like "grub-install" are actually shell scripts
(partially generated from .in files..oh autoconf generated
scripts..how nice). And they specifically look for commands like
"grub-setup". So I'm going to be taking a little more time add patches
to the spec files so that everything can ex. "grub2-install" or
"grub2-setup" and work harmoniously.

So just to let everyone know I'm still working on it :-) . Hope to
have a spec and patches out by end of tuesday.

On 1/22/07, Jerone Young <jerone gmail com> wrote:
This shouldn't be too big of a deal using the grub2 name. Down the
road you can just make a symlink to grub2 that is named grub.
Currently I think there just needs to be a migration path to grub2.
Hopefully if it can go into FC 7 it can begin the migration.

On 1/22/07, Bruno Wolff III <bruno wolff to> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 12:38:47 -0600,
>   Jerone Young <jerone gmail com> wrote:
> > I can take up this task. I'll put something together this week. Though
> > it will be interesting to figure out a way so it does not conflict
> > with current grub. This would be a good way to figure out how to get
> > them to exist side by side.
>
> I would think that using something like /boot/grub2 instead of /boot/grub
> for config files and naming the executable /sbin/grub2 instead of
> /sbin/grub would work OK. Once you do a set up with one of the grubs,
> that one will be used for booting, and there isn't a lot you can do about
> that.
>
> The disadvantage of doing this is that down the road you will probably
> want to rename grub2 as grub and there will be some pain realted to that.
>



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