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RE: GRUB 0.97 is released

From: Treutwein Bernhard
Subject: RE: GRUB 0.97 is released
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 15:06:57 +0200


just a very tiny and almost irrelevant feedback:

The stage2 of the binary distribution fetched from
identifies itself as "GNU GRUB version 0.96" and
not 0.97  :-(

Similarily all older versions identified themself with
one step lower than they were labeled in the tar.

I patched offset 0x215 of the stage2 from 6 -> 7

Some older binary versions had a similar quirk 
(0.95 identified itself as 0.94).

Some success info from tests I did:

These tests were done with a HP Vectra, which required
(as far as I remember) the "d" parameter for the install 
command. "setup (hd0)" now sets up a correct MBR.

* OK: Chainload El Torito 
I tested the trick to chainload an ISO (El Torito) 
CD image (after having already booted GRUB from floppy 
or hard disk) via memdisk and smart-boot manager, it 
works (see: http://www.lrz.de/~bernhard/grub-chain-cd.html ).
It worked also in 0.96 :-)

* OK: Savedefault / default saved
appears to work correctly (both, when Grub saves the default
and when I modify the file "default" by hand).

regards & thanks
   Bernhard Treutwein
   Bernhard Treutwein(at)verwaltung uni-muenchen de

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yoshinori K. Okuji [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 5:24 AM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: GRUB 0.97 is released
> I'm happy to announce the release of GRUB 0.97. This is the 
> eighth of our prereleases leading up to GRUB 1.0. We 
> encourage you to try it, as we have done a lot of bugfixes 
> and feature enhancement since the previous release.
> The source and binary distributions are available from 
> <ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/>.
> Send any questions, ideas, bug reports to <address@hidden> or 
> <http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=grub>.
> Here is the relevant NEWS:
> New in 0.97 - 2005-05-08:
> * Fix the prototypes and the definitions of nested functions. This was
>   required for gcc-4.
> * Implement a more robust workaround for buggy BIOSes which don't pass
>   boot drive correctly (notably for HP Vectra).
> Thanks,
> Okuji

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