grub1 support in grubby

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Thu Sep 22 08:58:53 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 09:05:19PM -0700, Garrett Holmstrom wrote:
> Given the grub1/grub2 discussion that is going on, I could use some info 
> about the state of grubby's support for grub1.  The virtual machine 
> images that the Cloud SIG publishes on Amazon EC2 do not require 
> bootloaders, but they do require valid grub1 *configuration files* to 
> start.  So while these images will survive grub1's eventual retirement, 
> they will still need grubby to support grub1 configuration files for the 
> foreseeable future so kernel updates can continue to work correctly.  Is 
> that realistic?  Are there currently any plans to kill off grubby's 
> grub1 support at some point?

In case anyone is wondering what Amazon is up to, the PDF document
below explains it in detail:
also this announcement:

(In short, pvgrub!  I thought that was dead and buried a long time ago ..)


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat
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