[arch-releng] Grub2 on the ISO?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 18:39:07 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Gerhard Brauer <gerbra at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Am Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:04:09 -0600
> schrieb Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
>> Is the any reason to not include grub2 on the install ISO, for those
>> that wish to try it out? Does anyone think we might be pushing it too
>> much seeing as it's still beta status?
> I tried it at 12/2008 as a alternative to grub (or isolinux) and found
> it - hmmm - broken. AFAIK i used the version from extra. It doesn't see
> any harddrive in my real PCs, but worked in virtualbox. That was the
> point where i said to myself - better isolinux than grub. I mean this
> from the point of an install iso bootloader...
> And grub2 conflicts with grub - so we could not have both "installed"
> in the live-cd enviroment - or we must modify the packages.
> If one absolutely needs grub2 in the install process - then IMHO he
> should download (and maybe -force it) like any other package not on the
> iso.
> I think it's not in the state to work as a iso bootloader. If one
> wan'ts grub2 it should be installed after installation.

I didn't mean as an ISO bootloader. I meant for the user of the
installer, so that they can manually install grub2 instead of grub if
they felt the need. But then again, it IS just a pacman -S grub2 away.

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