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GRUB - Legacy and 2 (Comparison)

intro: This page is an overlook of the main features of bootloaders - the GNU GRUB Legacy (synonym for version 0.9x of GRUB) on one hand and the GNU GRUB (also called GNU 2, version 1.9x of GRUB) on the other hand.


History

No longer maintainable New from the scatch


Comparison

features GRUB Legacy

see: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-legacy.en.html especially: a human-readable configuration file that also can be direct edited via a text editor

GRUB Wiki: GNU GRUB 2 Manual, Paragraph: Differences From GRUB Legacy:

- The configuration file is called menu.lst.


features GRUB 2

GRUB Wiki: GNU GRUB 2 Manual, Paragraph: Differences From GRUB Legacy:

- The configuration file is called grub.cfg.

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http://grub.enbug.org/CurrentStatus

Operating systems File systems Scripts Configuration via ??? (indirect)

??? http://www.sidux.com/index.php?module=Wikula&lang=de&tag=Grub2isofrom ???

Links from Novell and openSUSE

openFATE: #308497: Update to GRUB v2

bugzilla: Bug 548993 - Grub doesn't detect other multiboot linux installations correctly