Replacing grubby with grub2-mkconfig in kernel install process

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Jun 20 16:59:33 UTC 2012


On Wed, 2012-06-20 at 21:33 +0900, Joel Rees wrote:

> > You seem to think we, the Fedora project, have any sort of sway as to how
> > things get written in their various upstreams.  We don't, except for very
> > few cases.  Our choices here with grub2 are
> >
> > A) continue using grub1 and continue working with diminishing resources to
> > keep grub1 working in the new environments a boot loader will be needed in.
> >
> > B) consume what upstream gives us in the form of grub2.
> 
> C) Maintain grub1 ourselves (not that I'm volunteering.)

That's option a). It's what we've been doing for several years already.
pjones more or less reached the end of his tether with attempting to
single-handedly maintain a dead codebase.

> D) Invent our own substitute (again, I'm not volunteeing.)

Well, someone already pointed to
http://people.freedesktop.org/~kay/loader/ , which seems intriguing. I
haven't read anything Kay's said publicly about it, though. Of course,
it's UEFI-specific.
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