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Re: Grub2 usability [Was: Simplified Chinese screenshots]

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: Grub2 usability [Was: Simplified Chinese screenshots]
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:36:13 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:36:04AM +0100, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> I haven't read those FUDs but it's completely true that it's much more
> likely to get your box hosed if you install grub2 than any other boot
> loader I tried so far.
> There has been no issue with grub legacy for ages (probably due to
> lack of any development whatsoever) but there were at least two
> different bugs in Debian grub2 packages which would render a box
> unbootable by just upgrading grub2.
> The fact is that grub2 is usable for may things but is still under
> development and so far is not stable, at least not at the level of
> stability users expect from stable or even testing Debian packages.
> I would gladly recommend grub2 rescue disk as a backup solution or
> feature preview but grub2 as the primary bootloader is a pain in the
> backside.

It is, of course, hardly surprising that we need experience of people
running GRUB 2 as their primary boot loader in order to shake this sort
of thing out, so I'm comfortable with the fact that we are actually
doing this now.

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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