Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
Given Hans proposal  introduced systemd/grub2/Gnome upstream
it beg the question if now would not be the time to stop supporting
booting in legacy bios mode and move to uefi only supported boot which
has been available on any common intel based x86 platform since atleast
No, it would not.
It would mean desupporting a wide range of existing hardware and some VM
environments (even with QEMU/KVM, I found the SeaBIOS legacy BIOS to be much
less quirky than the OVMF UEFI implementation, and other VM environments
might not support UEFI at all, including older QEMU versions that may still
be in use as hosts for modern Fedora guests). And for what gain?
I do not think switching from GRUB-EFI to systemd-boot as you propose would
be of any benefit for UEFI users. (It would actually mean fewer features for
no tangible benefit.) Hence, we are dealing with GRUB in both enviroments.
So I do not see the maintenance burden of continued BIOS support, also
considering that, in my experience, the environment that keeps causing
problems is actually UEFI, not BIOS.
This post is just to gather feed back why Fedora should still
to support legacy BIOS boot as opposed to stop supporting it and
potentially drop grub2 and use sd-boot instead.
Fedora should still continue to support legacy BIOS boot.