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Re: Alternatives to grub and lilo? was grub2 menu problems

On Thu, 2014-04-24 at 10:05 -0400, Tom H wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 4:38 AM, Kruppt <krupptus@fastmail.fm> wrote:
> > On 2014-04-23, Steve Litt <slitt@troubleshooters.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Is there a simpler bootloader that works with Linux? I don't want GUI.
> >> I don't want a framebuffer. I don't want a splash screen. And I don't
> >> want to wade through seven files to turn those things off. Basically,
> >> I'd like something like LILO that understands ext4.
> >
> > There are patched versions of Grub Legacy out there that
> > *understand* ext4 and the use of UUID's.
> The last versions of Fedora's grub1 (IIRC in F15) could read an ext4
> filesystem so you could get its src.rpm, unpack, and rebuild it.

I suspect that grub legacy from Debian/*buntus is able to boot into ext4
too, since I used grub legacy. I only switched to grub2, because I tried
to boot FreeBSD without a chainload ... in the end I chainloaded

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