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From: walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: Legacy GRUB vs GRUB2
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:03:54
Message-Id: hvr23u$ocq$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Legacy GRUB vs GRUB2 by Dale
1 On 06/22/2010 11:44 AM, Dale wrote:
2 > Tanstaafl wrote:
3 >> On 2010-06-18 12:17 PM, Bill Longman wrote:
4 >>> And finally, don't even mention how braindead the "new" improved
5 >>> grub is. I wonder how anyone can feel that having to write six
6 >>> paragraphs> in some one-off bash-like language, which needs to be
7 >>> debugged, is better than four lines in a config file.
8 >> This brings up a question I've been meaning to ask...
9 >>
10 >> Since I have no desire to experience this new 'improved' GRUB, but don't
11 >> like LILO - how long will it be before I'll be forced to make a choice?
12 >> Meaning, how long will legacy GRUB still be supported?
13 >>
14 >
15 > If I read the home page correctly, they are not really doing much more than bug fixes on the old grub. That was my reading at least. I'm dreading that day too. I sort of like my old grub. I started on lilo and grub has seriously grown on me. I'll switch
16 > to the new grub tho. I have NO plans to go back to lilo. None whatsoever ! !
18 IIUC the change will be forced by mobo manufacturers when they adopt the
19 newer partition tables and boot/BIOS methods . They have catchy acronyms
20 that I can't remember, naturally, but we've all seen them discussed in this
21 group from time to time. Don't buy new mobos and you can stick to old grub.


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Legacy GRUB vs GRUB2 Per-Erik Westerberg <per-erik.westerberg@××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Legacy GRUB vs GRUB2 Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>