Oh No! Not grub2?!?

Karel Volný kvolny at redhat.com
Wed Aug 17 10:18:16 UTC 2011


Hi,

I read at this very mailinglist that Fedora 16 is listed to 
having grub2. I was interested if this was really true and where 
I could learn more about how Fedora is planning to package and 
use it in Fedora 16. I have run into all kinds of issues with the 
upstream version installed on Gentoo and ... I do not want to be 
a guinea pig for irresponsible developers wasting users' time by 
replacing working software with versions that are known not to 
work.

For example, I'm doomed to enter the boot parameters manually on 
the grub commandline on each boot, because the mkconfig tool 
fails(*) and the documentation how to write configfile manually 
is not available. Note that the mkconfig failure is a known 
problem for which a solution exists since April or something like 
that, yet it still didn't get into any release.

(*) Sorry not to refer to specific issue, my memory is failing 
what was the exact error mesage, and I don't have access to that 
machine now, ask me on Friday if interested.

Another example is the need to re-partition your disk if btrfs is 
used.

Another example is the unability to run memtest86+ - or maybe it 
can run it, but it is so complicated that I gave up too early ... 
all this 64 bit, 16 bit (!), "like bsd", 32 bit, etc. etc. stuff 
...

K.

On Wednesday 17 of August 2011 01:00:27 Stephen John Smoogen 
wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 15:50, Tom Horsley 
<horsley1953 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I noticed to my horror in another thread today that
> > fedora 16 is going to switch to grub2.
> 
> This is widely off-topic and not written in a manner that
> really allows for either a conversation or a poor response. 
> Here is a better way of stating your request:
> 
> Hi
> 
> I read at <fill in website location> that Fedora 16 is listed
> to having grub2. I was interested if this was really true and
> where I could learn more about how Fedora is planning to
> package and use it in Fedora 16. I have run into all kinds of
> issues with the Ubuntu version and would be willing to test
> to see if a Fedora implementation runs into them.
> 
> Thanks


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