Grub2 question

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 00:59:20 UTC 2010


On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 02:02:12 +0100
> Timothy Murphy wrote:
>
>> What is the supposed advantage of grub2 over grub?
>
> As near as I can tell grub2 is a classic example of
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second-system_effect
>
> It is supposed to be easier to add support for
> different filesystems with loadable modules and
> wot-not.
>
> The current state of grub2 manual can be found at
> http://grub.enbug.org/Manual
>
> It has a section on the differences between grub and
> grub2 - none of them stand out to me as any kind of
> dramatic improvement.

The official manual is (fairly recent, AFAIK)
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/html_node/
(which is the url of the now MIA grub1 manual).


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