Re: GRUB2 vs gfxboot
On 17 May 2010 23:16, intrigeri <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ubuntu is willing to switch to GRUB2 as the boot loader for their CDs .
> Quoting the blueprint  on Launchpad:
> GRUB should now support booting from CDs reliably, and its new
> graphical menu system was designed partly with the aim of being
> able to implement our CD menus. If successful, this would be
> easier to maintain than gfxboot.
> Any (educated or not) opinions on this?
> I'm wondering because the gfxboot integration work into Debian Live
> seems quite far from being finished (correct me if I'm wrong), and
> designing / customizing gfxboot themes and menus seems to be a pretty
> hard bit of work. In case it is still time to think a second time
> about it, these were my 2 cents.
AFAIK Debian live prefers isolinux for its simplicity (not that they
do not accept patches to make grub work) and isolinux already has some
graphics, at least the version that comes with Ubuntu.
The grub2 graphics menu is under development. I don't find it
satisfactory for now because there is lack of decent quality fonts but
if you are mostly interested in background images that should work.
Testers are probably welcome ;-)