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Re: GRUB 2 in Ubuntu 9.10

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:50 AM, Dennis J. <dennisml conversis de> wrote:
On 06/10/2009 10:43 AM, Christopher Brown wrote:
2009/6/10 King InuYasha<ngompa13 gmail com>:

I would like to see GRUB Legacy replaced in Fedora 12 with GRUB 2,
especially with a couple odd systems here that don't seem to like GRUB
Legacy all that much....

Actually the reverse is true, in that you will find that GRUB 2 will
support fewer machines than GRUB Legacy. This is why, as the ubuntu
page quite correctly states, "upgrading a bootloader is at best
frightening and risky".

So what is the deal with GRUB development? I find it strange that upstream already has declared the old GRUB "Legacy" even though GRUB 2 isn't ready for prime time yet. Has the patch for full ext4 support that has been mentioned before landed in upstream yet? What is the timetable to get GRUB 2 ready for primetime?


Well, the existing GRUB used in distros was declared Legacy a long time ago. GRUB 2 is a rewrite that is supposed to include all the features the various vendors have been patching into GRUB Legacy, as well as being able to support EFI and basically supporting what the Chameleon bootloader does in addition to the GRUB Legacy's support. Though I doubt fake-EFI would be implemented in GRUB 2....

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