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Re: Freeze in GRUB Legacy

From: Stefanus Du Toit
Subject: Re: Freeze in GRUB Legacy
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 20:07:08 -0400
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On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 09:27:25PM +0000, Marco Gerards wrote:
> Stefanus Du Toit <address@hidden> writes:
> > I think it's unfortunate that you seem to be so eager to drop GRUB
> > Legacy. I understand that it's not very extensible, but simple fixes
> > like this should be worth it, as they are easy to apply, fairly
> > orthogonal, and only improve GRUB. Considering its wide userbase I think
> > this is certainly worth it -- even if it's going to be replaced in the
> > longrun.
> To me it seems no one is actively maintaining it.  IIRC Okuji asked if
> someone would volunteer to help maintaining it.

Well, that _is_ rather unfortunate.

While I know I couldn't commit to maintaining grub legacy completely,
I would certainly be willing to test/apply patches now and again, and
commit my fixes to CVS if granted access. Otherwise I'll just keep
sending patches here.

> > Does netbooting even work in grub 2? I thought it didn't, but I guess
> > I should have a look again.
> There is no networking support in GRUB 2 yet.  That is one of the
> bigger missing features.

In that case, it is unfortunately not useful for us (speaking as TA of
the realtime OS course here) at this point. And I _know_ I don't have

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