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Bug#413263: Proposed release goal: Switch to GRUB2

Op 29-04-2007 om 16:23 schreef Eddy Petri??or:
> Geert Stappers wrote:
> >>> My advice to make that switch (and switch back) more easy,
> >>> is to implement a "bootselector".
   is to implement a "bootloader selector".

> > + 7200 bootloaderselector (all)
> > . 7500 palo-installer (hppa)
> > |      grub-installer (i386)
> > +      grub2-installer (i386,amd64,powerpc,...)
> > |      yaboot-installer (powerpc/powermac_newworld, powerpc/chrp*)
 [ various bootloader installers ]
> > .      nobootloader (all)
> > | 7800 finish-install
> > 
> > 
> > So all installers at the same menu-item-number.
> Which would mean fun, fun, fun since grub2 menu item would be after grub item;
> this would mean that grub2 needs either:
>  - to be before grub2 in the order
>  - not to load grub at all by default (probably the best choice)
>  - force somehow, through a dependency the dependency on grub2, making grub2 the default choice


The default bootloader-installer will be set during build
of the bootloader-selector. The bootloader-selector has a low
debconf priority, so it wouldn't be shown by default.

At menu item number 7200 is the 'isinstallable'-flag set to true
for the installer udeb. With a higher (more detailed) debconf priority
will the user be asked for the bootloader of choice. This is where
grub or grub2 can be selected. A bootparameter has the same effect.

Geert Stappers

[1] Either I don't understand you or you don't understand me.
As I don't have time to explain that others are wrong,
I will spend my time on explain what I have in mind.

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