[Slackbuilds-users] grub version 2

Michael Wagner lapinours at web.de
Tue Mar 25 13:41:42 EDT 2008

Andrew Brouwers wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Since no other distros have even considered moving towards grub2, I'm
> not sure this should be pushed quite yet?  Perhaps a simple
> modification for e2fsprogs should be added to -current.
> I can't test this while at work, but something like:
> http://crux.nu/gitweb/?p=ports/opt.git;a=blob_plain;f=grub/grub-ext2-ext3-inodesize.patch;hb=f2e04bc5b046b322aa16c972884b8b488d650e03
> seems pretty common among other distros.
> Andrew Brouwers
A similiar patch has already been applied to -current but it had to be 
reverted as it didn't work with e2fsprogs 1.40.8:

	extra/grub/grub-0.97-i486-5.tgz:  Recompiled without the inode patch since
	  e2fsprogs-1.40.8 broke the GRUB we patched to work with e2fsprogs-1.40.6.

Although GRUB 2 is in an alpha state, it is working quite well and 
stabilizing the features is planned in November, 2008. As I am 
periodically forgetting to re-run lilo after installing a new kernel, I 
would like to see an actively maintained alternative.



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