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Re: backwards compatibility in grub.cfg

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: backwards compatibility in grub.cfg
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 18:23:52 -0400

On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 23:20 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm adding this to the Debian package.  We need this for backwards
> compatibility in case the new update-grub is used in combination with an
> older install of GRUB in /boot/grub (which will surely happen a lot).
> I'm wondering if it makes sense to commit this in official GRUB too.

I think it's a good idea.  Suppose that UUID changes for whatever
reason.  Then it would be a fallback.

Maybe we could put a conditional into grub.cfg:

if !search --fs-uuid ...
  set root=...

Just make sure that the old GRUB will actually grok it.

Pavel Roskin

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