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    Default Ubuntu 12.10 Tries For Last Minute GRUB 2.00

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 12.10 Tries For Last Minute GRUB 2.00

    Developers working on Ubuntu 12.10 are now past feature-freeze and the beta has already shipped, but they are hoping to pull in the official release of the GRUB 2.00 boot-loader prior to the October debut of the Quantal Quetzal...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE4MjA

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    Grub 2.00 is much better than 1.99 - i really miss that it is not even in Debian experimental. Very interesting however that it would appear in Ubuntu first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Grub 2.00 is much better than 1.99 - i really miss that it is not even in Debian experimental. Very interesting however that it would appear in Ubuntu first...
    Didn't they have trouble with the license and Secure Boot or something like that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Grub 2.00 is much better than 1.99 - i really miss that it is not even in Debian experimental. Very interesting however that it would appear in Ubuntu first...
    It's in Debian Sid. But ya it is better and I'm surprised Ubuntu didn't adopt it years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    None of those is a 2.00 build. They're all various 1.99s.

    This does seem pretty late, for Ubuntu. They're carrying a ton of patches against 1.99 which don't apply easily against 2.00. It'll be interesting to see if they can get that all sorted out in time without losing any functionality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamW View Post
    None of those is a 2.00 build. They're all various 1.99s.
    He was pointing that out to schmidtbag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    It's in Debian Sid. But ya it is better and I'm surprised Ubuntu didn't adopt it years ago.
    Grub2 != GRUB2 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Grub 2.00 is much better than 1.99 - i really miss that it is not even in Debian experimental. Very interesting however that it would appear in Ubuntu first...
    Common for Ubuntu is usually to backport software versions to work with older dependencies... I used grub2 for over a year without problems so far on other distributions.

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    When you look at

    http://packages.debian.org/changelog...22.1/changelog

    you will notice that cjwatson is also maintaining the debian patches, i am sure it is not that big deal for him to update some things which are not yet upstream. When i tried to update the package on my own i failed because of the grub-extras from the debian dir - disabling patches is not the problem basically. For some of my systems i used plain grub bzr - 2.00 is already too old, has got problems with some special cases. A simple package which is easyly updateable to bzr would be nice to have (look into mplayer(2) debian dir as example) - dmraid support might not be optimal, but mdadm (even for intel raid) seems to work nicely even with gpt/efi. The debian grub did not detect that device - for efi you usually mount the efi partition to /boot/efi and just call grub-install with grub in efi mode. dmraid does not work with gpt anyway, so you can forget it. it needs partprobe to show gpt partitions - by default it only works with mbr partitions.

    When you compare 1.99 to 2.00 in user perspective you find those things:

    * the default behaviour changed a bit, usually only 1 kernel is shown and every entry which is added by os-prober - not really needed but does not hurt.
    * you can use a new default theme, looks pretty nice if you like the milkyway
    * the scripting language it much improved as it is now possible to check if grub is running in efi mode via an environment var and some other extra features - this example lists all windows uefi installs (use as /boot/grub/custom.cfg) only if booted via efi:
    Code:
    if [ "$grub_platform" == "efi" ]; then
     insmod regexp
     for bootmgfw in (*)/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi; do 
      if [ -e "$bootmgfw" ]; then
       regexp --set=device '(\(.*\))' "$bootmgfw"
       menuentry "Boot Windows UEFI from device $device" "$device" "$bootmgfw" {
        root="$2"
        chainloader "$3" 
       }
      fi
     done
    fi
    I really think it is needed to update the grub2 package not only for Ubuntu but for Debian as well.

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