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Re: grub

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: grub
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2005 11:18:28 +0000
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <ams@kemisten.nu> writes:

>    > Has anyone used grub2?  Is it usable yet?
>    It is not usable yet.
> When we spoke sometime ago you said the exact opposite.  Has something
> changed in the GRUB 2 code base?

*sigh*, if someone would pick on nuances it would've been you, I
 should've known...

Roland just wanted to know if it is sane to use GRUB 2, so if it can
replace GRUB Legacy.

It does not have all the features of GRUB Legacy yet and it has some
bugs and it needs more testing.  So the answer was no.  Although on
the PPC, for example GRUB 2 works *almost* good enough to replace
bootloaders like yaboot, etc.

I think you just asked me another question.  GRUB 2 does work, in some
situations it is even usable (for example PPC like I said), but not in
the context we were talking about.

>    We planned scripting support for GRUB 2.  What I had in mind was
>    just a GRUB 2 script for the Hurd.  The script accepts the root
>    device as argument and loads the right kernel and modules.
> How does it know "the right kernel and modules"?  How do I change the
> kernel to boot (changing the various module lines is often not needed,
> compared to the kernel)?

Perhaps more arguments can be added or so.  I have not started working
on it and I did not give it too much thought yet.

> Seems to me that Roland's modulelist command is far more flexible,
> including the wonderful fact that one can use /boot/servers.boot for a
> sub-hurd.

Didn't I also say it would be more flexible?  You would make a nice
parrot. ;-)


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