grub / grub2 conflicts

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Mon Sep 26 19:49:23 UTC 2011

Doug Ledford wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> Or Doug could take over grub if he is willing to fix the issues he
>> runs into. Or he could fork grub into maggot, use that for his needs.
>> If he is willing to support it and you are not.. that would move us
>> from this argument.
> I could, but that would give me another CRITPATH package, and I'd sooner
> slit my wrists.

A forked GRUB for virtualization purposes only would definitely not be 
critpath. And I'd argue that even a non-forked GRUB 1 SHOULD no longer be 
critpath now that we default to GRUB 2, but you'd have to bring that to 

(FWIW, IMHO, the whole critpath nonsense should be abolished, it only causes 
problems and solves none.)

        Kevin Kofler

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