grub / grub2 conflicts

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Thu Sep 22 18:58:35 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 02:44:00PM -0400, David Airlie wrote:

> Nicely editing out of the other use-case I supplied. grub and grub2 *packages* don't install into the same few bytes.
> I thought you were good at backing up arguments with technical reasons, not strawmen.
> The argument is "should it be possible to install grub1 and grub2 *packages* on the same system?"
> The strawman is if you install grub1 and grub2 bootloaders into the MBR on the same system they will conflict. I totally agree with your strawman, but you still haven't provided any technical reasons why the argument is wrong. Above all people Matthew I thought you were aware of how strawmen work and would be against their use.

Because it means additional complexity for any tools which have to 
interact with the bootloader and provides no benefit for any real 

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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