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New GRUB2 Build Brings Official Release Closer

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Published on 24 January 2010 07:09 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU
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After being in development for many years, GRUB 1.97 was released this past October as a major development release towards GRUB 2.0. GRUB 2.0 brings forth many new features and has already been picked up by Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. The GRUB 1.97 release though was quickly outdone by a point release to address some bugs and a security issue and since then it's been a quiet few months. Robert Millan though has made a Sunday afternoon release of GRUB 1.97.2.

The GRUB 1.97.2 release carries more fixes for this advanced boot loader (including fixes for a few 4GB limitations) and then clearing up some licensing problems with some BSD headers found in the earlier 1.97.x versions.

The GRUB 1.97.2 release announcement with download links can be found on the GNU mailing list.

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