Re: [ot] <rant>grub is great!</rant> (was Re: woody Debian Installer plans)
On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 04:26:37PM -0500, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 09:49:28AM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> > Do you think I might be able to get grub booting off the hard drive with
> > that option? I would have to take down the machine and install a VGA
> > console into it to try, so I'd rather not unless you think it should work.
> > Exactly how did you install grub on your disk?
> Disclaimer: This thread comes just a week after I installed grub on aurora
> (work box) for testing. I too am VERY impressed by this and even asked
> the question why the hell are we still using lilo given the functionality
> found in grub?
Well, to be absolutely fair, GRUB didn't look that good about a year (and a
half?) ago, before Gordon Matzigkeit and OKUJI Yoshinori started to work on it.
For example, there was no system command to install it, you had to install it
manually on a boot disk. Now there is the stand alone grub binary, which can
be used. Also, Yoshinori fixed a zillion of bugs and added new features.
So, although Grub is now really cool, a year ago it was probably not
suitable for mass use. This has changed (Mandrake Linux uses it, for
example), and now that many people tried it out and realize how cool it is,
I think that the time has come (but as I won't do the work, I better shut up
now and cross my fingers :)
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