[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Boot loaders in core/base

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 16:28:14 CET 2010

On 20-11-2010 15:15, Heiko Baums wrote:
> Am Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:38:33 +0100
> schrieb Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:
>> I don't think it's a good idea to maintain that many bootloaders in
>> core. grub-legacy is unmaintained, lilo has a very old-school design
>> and major disadvantages. We could keep grub2, but it seems it isn't
>> really stable yet.
> That's what I mean. There's unfortunately not an allrounder, yet. One
> old and unmaintained, one still older bootloader, one newer and
> maintained but still unstable and one newer and maintained with not so
> many supported filesystems.

It just needs to know how to read well from /boot which can be quite
small (100~200MB) and be whatever filesystem will be supported for years
to come, even if the supported filesystems change it's not much of a
trouble copying stuff somewhere else, formatting and copying back.
Sometimes more is not better if support is flaky.

Mauro Santos

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