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  • phoronix
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    GNU GRUB 1.99 Released; So Close To Version 2.0

    Phoronix: GNU GRUB 1.99 Released; So Close To Version 2.0

    While a number of Linux distributions are already shipping "GRUB2", version 2.0 of the GRUB boot-loader has in fact not been officially released. The proper GNU GRUB 2.0 release though is slowly nearing and yesterday marked the release of GRUB 1.99...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTQ0OA

  • DeepDayze
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    Originally posted by tormod View Post
    Also grub 1/legacy can do that. I have old laptops which have no BIOS options to boot from USB, and I have been using legacy grub for years to boot USB sticks. Or are you talking about something else? I suppose in my example, the BIOS has /some/ USB support. Otherwise grub would have to talk to different USB host controllers and do the whole USB transfer at very low level. Surely not even grub 2 is gonna do that?
    Or if you have just Windows and no Grub you can use a Super Grub CD to boot the stick

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  • tormod
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    Originally posted by stan View Post
    A very important part of Grub2 is the ability to read and boot off USB. This allows Coreboot and old computers whose BIOSes can't read USBs to boot.
    Also grub 1/legacy can do that. I have old laptops which have no BIOS options to boot from USB, and I have been using legacy grub for years to boot USB sticks. Or are you talking about something else? I suppose in my example, the BIOS has /some/ USB support. Otherwise grub would have to talk to different USB host controllers and do the whole USB transfer at very low level. Surely not even grub 2 is gonna do that?

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  • curaga
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    Emacs in bios, that would be a full OS just like splashtop, complete with irc and browsing :P

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  • V!NCENT
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    Originally posted by Jimmy View Post
    And for god's sake we need a full Emacs editor for editing the boot line.
    Eight Megabytes And we won't have enough room voor Constant Swapping!

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  • Jimmy
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    It would be nice if Coreboot were to have KMS, boot straight into GRUB. Then have make GRUB use SVG and mouse. This is something that looks like what Apple has got when you have a multi-boot:
    -Turn on Apple computer;
    -Gray screen with that Firefox/Website load circle animation;
    -Large Windows button and Mac OS button;
    -Clickity;
    -Boot.

    That would be soooo much nicer to look at, instead of a DOS aera boot screen. Who still has a monitor that can't at least do 24bit colour (or compatible) above 800*600? C'mon!
    And for god's sake we need a full Emacs editor for editing the boot line.

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  • V!NCENT
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    It would be nice if Coreboot were to have KMS, boot straight into GRUB. Then have make GRUB use SVG and mouse. This is something that looks like what Apple has got when you have a multi-boot:
    -Turn on Apple computer;
    -Gray screen with that Firefox/Website load circle animation;
    -Large Windows button and Mac OS button;
    -Clickity;
    -Boot.

    That would be soooo much nicer to look at, instead of a DOS aera boot screen. Who still has a monitor that can't at least do 24bit colour (or compatible) above 800*600? C'mon!

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  • chithanh
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    No, what grub needs is standards compliance. That means not using the area between MBR and the start of the first partition in the absence of an open standard which regulates the coexistence of several pieces of software residing in that area. And maybe degrade gracefully to chainloading the active partition if the stage1.5/core.img cannot be found.

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  • madjr
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    what grub needs is an auto reinstall , even if windows cd over writes it. The only way to get rid of it should be deleting the linux partition.

    also by the amount of support threads i've seen sometimes it either installs wrong or fails to install...

    things like this are unacceptable at this point in time.

    a new user installs linux and the first thing he gets is a grub error as a welcome screen...

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  • Shining Arcanine
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    Originally posted by pvtcupcakes View Post
    The next release will probably be 1.999, then 1.9999. Grub 2 has been in development for longer than I've been using Linux.
    Or it could be 1.100. The period could be a separator rather than a decimal point, so what we think are the integer and mantissa need not have such a relationship.

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