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On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Mike Gilbert <email@example.com> wrote:
> As far as I can tell, grub:0 only half-way updates itself; there is a
> large ewarn telling the user that they must take action to install the
> new version in the MBR. This seems a bit broken to me.
In what way. As far as I can tell I haven't gotten a grub upgrade in
the last 5-7 years. Since it is built static on amd64 (or at least it
was when I last installed it) nothing ever breaks. Maybe if I changed
my boot partition to a different filesystem it might have issues, but
grub just strikes me as one of those aint-broke-don't-fix things.
By all means push out the new version, make docs, ewarn the user and
all that. I just don't see the point in having something messing with
the MBR unless it is more likely to break if we don't.