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Re: installing/using grub-legacy

On Mon 02 Nov 2015 at 08:46:58 -0600, David Wright wrote:

> On Mon 02 Nov 2015 at 01:14:48 (-0500), Felix Miata wrote:
> > Felix Miata composed on 2015-10-23 21:32 (UTC-0500):
> > ...
> > > Apparently lack of EXT4 support in grub-legacy on Debian is multifaceted....
> > 
> > Problem continues in current incarnation of Stretch.
> Does bug #511121 not work for you? Or does its implementation
> contradict your original criterion ("In order to Keep It (multiboot)
> Stupidly Simple, most booting here is via Grub 0.97.x.").
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB_Legacy
> makes an oblique reference to ext4 without any comment, but that lack
> may be because the page is aimed at people *preserving* their legacy,
> not people making a new installation of Grub Legacy.
> It's widely reported that there's no support of Grub Legacy from
> upstream, and no new features will be added.

It's good to have a reminder that Grub Legacy has been consigned to the
trashcan of unmaintained software.

  Please note that GRUB Legacy is in maintanance mode and new
  features are only accepted in GRUB 2 (grub-pc package).

in the package description eliminates any hope that Debian will pick up
the baton.

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