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Re: Full documentation for GRUB2

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Full documentation for GRUB2
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:20:24 +0200
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On 29.03.2011 17:58, Chris Murphy wrote:
> It is not due to laziness that Red Hat continues to hack GRUB Legacy, even 
> for EFI support.
It's very recent that GRUB2 is suitable for production use. Versions
prior to 1.97 aren't suitable for anything else than use by a coder.
When Red Hat needed EFI support, GRUB2 wasn't in a state to be included
in a distro, so they did with what they had at the time. And switching
bootloader isn't an easy task. Even if bootloader itself would be
written in mathematically proven correct code, you'll still hit problems
when you discover bugs in firmwares in question. So distros are
reluctant to move to a new codebase

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenkoh

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