[plug] Grub 2

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Sat Nov 27 07:44:45 WST 2010

Jim Householder <nofixed at westnet.com.au> writes:

> I've just had my first experience with grub2.  While I just had a quick look
> at its configuration files, it looks like they have turned a simple file,
> grub.conf (or menu.lst), into a set of nightmarish shell scripts.

They didn't, though many of the things that *build* the configuration file
have turned into a set of shell scripts.  Grub 2 itself has a similar-ish
configuration language to Grub 1 - save the addition of basic scripting

> I'll have another look tomorrow to see why I should not replace it with
> version 0.97.

Because 0.97 is effectively unmaintained, so no one is continuing development
of it?

Because 0.97 doesn't support booting from RAID, LVM, or other modern
configurations other than by side-effect.

Because your upstream distribution decided to use GRUB 2, so unless you know
what technical motivations them you might want to assume there are other good

Because you will have to continue to work, as time goes on, to keep using that
because other things are going to assume, more and more, that GRUB 2 is

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