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Re: grub 2?

On Sunday 22 May 2005 0007, somebody named Mike S inscribed this message:
> Eddy Petrisor wrote:
> >>>>anyone tried it on ppc yet?  Might be nice to have an alternative to
> >>>>yaboot :)
> >>>
> >>>Given how crappy is grub is on i386 I'd avoid in on other platforms
> >>> at any cost.
> >>
> >>What's wrong with it?
> >
> >Maybe he is refering to the possible inability to boot (even the other
> >OSes) in case on /boot corruption.
> >
> >>>Especially as yaboot works really nicely from the users POV.
> >>
> >>It works, but the maintainer is not exactly responsive in fixing bugs,
> >>even when supplied with tested patches.  Given the "dead" state of
> >>development, and upstream's bad attitude, I'll be glad to switch to
> >>GRUB as soon as it's usable.  [Maintaining a local fork just so I can
> >>use udev is not my idea of fun.]
> >
> >Maybe is time for yaboot.org ;-)
> My only experience with grub on the pc was on my girlfriend's i586
> laptop, and I must admit that it was a really bad experience.  I had
> trouble finding the right flags for compiling it, and once I did, it
> would work fine for maybe two start ups, but then it would rewrite the
> ID #'s of the laptop partitions, recovering from this was not that much
> of a problem, since I booted with a DOS floppy and rewrote the mbr with
> fdisk, and then used loadlin to get bacck to linux, but I am unaware of
> such a tool for the mac, all be it I am not the most experienced in PPC
> linux, or linux in general for that matter, but an alternative would  be
> nice in that, I thought the goal of open source software, and linux, or
> one of them, was that you were not "stuck" to using one peice of
> software.
> --Mike S

Well for what it's worth, grub has worked great for me! ;^)  I know 
absolutely nothing about using it on PPC (only have an oldworld server 
ATM), but the half-dozen+ widely varied x86 machines I've put grub on have 
never had problems.  (And it's way nicer to use than LILO, IMHO.) 

When you meet a master swordsman, show him your sword. When you meet a man 
who is not a poet, do not show him your poem. - Rinzai, ninth century Zen 

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