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Re: Legacy GRUB to GRUB2

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Legacy GRUB to GRUB2
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:31:55 +0200
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This message is obviously a trolling one in an attempt to start 2
flamewars. Since both topics have been previously widely discussed on
this ML, consider this thread closed.
On 21.07.2011 13:20, Brendan Trotter wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Yash Jain <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Could you please let me know how can i upgrade to GRUB2(because
>> trusted GRUB is based on legacy GRUB) or it is still fine if i can use
>> the legacy GRUB to load kernel 2.6.37.
> I'm still using GRUB-legacy with "linux-2.6.38-gentoo-r6", and it
> works perfectly. I'm not using any patches provided by GRUB-IMA, but I
> doubt Linux developers have changed anything that would break those
> patches (or any other boot loader that supports Linux), and I doubt
> there's any reason for you to switch to GRUB2 in the short term.
> In the longer term, eventually you'll need to switch to a boot loader
> that supports UEFI (the firmware/BIOS that GRUB-legacy relies on is
> slowly being deprecated). For Linux your choices are limited to GRUB2
> and ELILO, and neither of these boot loaders have any support for
> ensuring boot files haven't been tampered with. If you have a strict
> requirement for that (e.g. Dept. of Defence or something), then you
> may have no choice but to switch to an OS that cares more about your
> security than the freedom of malicious attackers.
> Cheers,
> Brendan
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Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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