[plug] Grub 2

Jim Householder nofixed at westnet.com.au
Sat Nov 27 13:42:09 WST 2010

On 11/27/10 07:44, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> 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
> support.
>> 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
> reasons?
> 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
> installed?
>          Daniel

I suppose...
Once again, I'm being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the present!
Thanks Daniel.  Good points.

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