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Re: conditional boot and others

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: conditional boot and others
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 00:11:02 -0400

On Sun, 2009-04-26 at 21:59 +0200, Highend-Digital Support wrote: 
> Hi,
> we have booting problems which we hope to overcome using grub2.
> Before we dig deeper into grub2-documentation, can we get some very
> brief answers to the following questions:
> 1) Is it possible to configure a conditional boot as described below:
> if (specific-usb-device is present)
>   boot specific-usb-device
> else
>   boot some-default-device

I haven't had any success with the USB code, but it's present and may
work for you.  It's also possible that BIOS will detect it as a hard
drive.  You can use the "search" command to look for devices.  It's
possible to use the if-then-else-fi construct with the shell-like

> If yes, than 2)
> In what developing state is grub2 ?
> Can it already be used for a 'normal PC'?
> (one known hardware only)

PC support has always been there in GRUB 2.

> Last not least there is question 3:
> Is there a compatibility mode to process menu.lst files from the
> currently used version?

No, there is no compatibility mode at all.

Pavel Roskin

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