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Re: GRUB 2 in Ubuntu 9.10

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Dennis J. <dennisml conversis de> wrote:
On 06/10/2009 06:36 PM, Adam Jackson wrote:
On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 11:07 -0500, King InuYasha wrote:

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....

The grub we're already shipping has EFI support.

I have yet to hear of a problem we're actually having that would be
solved with grub2.

If that's the case then it obviously makes sense to stick with grub "legacy" but given it's status who is going to be upstream for this? What I fear is a similar situation like we had with rpm where nobody really took ownership and vendors carried their own individual patches wich doesn't really work well with fedoras "stay close to upstream" mantra.


We are already in that position. However, with Ubuntu's apparent willingness to test and see if GRUB 2 is worthy of being used in Ubuntu 9.10, other distros may actually do so as well. Perhaps Fedora should do a test day or something after figuring out what features we need our boot loader to actually support and if GRUB 2 would fulfill the requirements. 

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