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Re: GRUB2 In Fedora



On 11/03/2009 03:25 AM, Joshua C. wrote:
> 2009/11/3 Liang Suilong <liangsuilong gmail com>:
>> Some Linux distros has migrated from grub-0.97 to grub2-1.97. Grub2 provides
>> more useful features to users. And it is more easy to add a new  file system
>> support. But I can not see Fedora has any plan for GRUB2. I read a feature
>> page on Fedora wiki. There is no progress on grub2.
>> Now Fedora official repo offers grub2 package. However the version is quite
>> strange. Fedora provides grub2-1.98. In fact, this version was 1.96 grabbed
>> from svn repo on Aug 27th, 2008. Also, maintainer adds some patches to fix
>> the bug. But GNU released grub2-1.97 just now.
>> In addition, I try to write grub2 into MBR of the HDD. I do not know why. Is
>> there a bug in grub2?
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> 
> I don't see any need for this. The current grub (0.97) can boot from
> ext4, works fine with windows and other distros and has almost (no)
> other issues. why to fix it when it ain't broken?
> 

Because we're acting as de facto upstream for what is effectively a piece of abandonware. Grub development is essentially dead. This isn't a nice place to be in as a downstream.

--CJD


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