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  • curaga
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    hmm the uboot functionality intrigues me, but I'm not entirely sure how that works. Does that mean you need a uEnv to boot to grub, or, are you able to completely place grub over uboot? Because I would love to get rid of uboot - it is so poorly documented and inconsistent.

    ARM in general needs a serious overhaul in the booting department. It's an inconvenient mess.
    It chainloads grub from u-boot, doesn't replace it. This means you can pretend like u-boot isn't there at the cost of some boot delay, and gain the flexibility of grub.

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  • TemplarGR
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    When will Ubuntu fork GRUB2?Before or after forking the kernel?

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  • baffledmollusc
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    I always knew GRUB was the "everything including the kitchen sink" bootloader, but even with that in mind, I boggled at this entry in the changelog:

    Code:
    * Morse code output using system speaker
    I imagine it's so it can communicate if video fails to come up, but I still don't know whether to be impressed or horrified!

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  • schmidtbag
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    hmm the uboot functionality intrigues me, but I'm not entirely sure how that works. Does that mean you need a uEnv to boot to grub, or, are you able to completely place grub over uboot? Because I would love to get rid of uboot - it is so poorly documented and inconsistent.

    ARM in general needs a serious overhaul in the booting department. It's an inconvenient mess.

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  • Ferdinand
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    Originally posted by Grogan View Post
    I've recently installed Mint on /dev/sda (where an old Gentoo install used to be) for a good distro to play with Steam.
    How is steam on linux? Good experience?

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  • johnc
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    One of the interesting issues with GRUB is that if you boot into Windows (from GRUB) you can't run the Windows Backup program.

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  • Grogan
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    I used to really hate Grub2, but I've learned to just make sure the grub autoconfig never happens (e.g. don't install kernel updates from distro repos... I always build my own anyway) and just stick to manual edits. I usually have to manually correct things anyway when grub-mkconfig gets run.

    I've recently installed Mint on /dev/sda (where an old Gentoo install used to be) for a good distro to play with Steam. I was planning on installing LILO to fix that (which I prefer because it's simple, filesystem agnostic and has no choice but to work AND I'm stubborn) but I decided not to fight it. Really Grub is better for me anyway, because when I do a new kernel in my Slackware setup I don't have to reboot to the other OS or chroot to run the lilo command. I only need to change a few characters in grub.cfg.

    I don't like change.

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  • Ericg
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    Originally posted by mark45 View Post
    Is grub2 bloated or is it a myth?
    I won't say its bloated, but it is definitely complex and convoluted compared to Grub1 or syslinux

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  • johnc
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    needs moar f2fs

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  • dragonn
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    I moved some time ago to syslinux - much simpler - just KISS, like the grub 1.

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