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Re: lilo removal in squeeze (or, "please test grub2")

On 2010-05-30 18:29 +0200, Stephan Seitz wrote:

> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 11:55:58PM -0400, Tom H wrote:
>>The reverse argument can be made too. Both grub1 and grub2 just work.
> I accept this argument for grub1. Yes, I never had problems with
> grub1, but grub2 is simply not ready for prime time.
> While grub2 works for simple workstations, it can’t redirect its
> output to serial console and monitor like grub1 and it doesn’t
> understand XEN hypervisor kernels.

The main problem with grub1 is the same as with lilo: there is no
upstream maintainer, and crucial parts of the code are undocumented
and not understandable¹.

> As long as grub2 has so many missing features it should not be
> considered default bootloader in Debian.

So which bootloader should be the default?  Grub1 is also lacking
important features, albeit different ones than grub2 (e.g. ext4


¹ http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=239111#237

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