Grub2 as optional bootloader

Registered by Steve Langasek on 2008-12-09

There have been a number of specs and bugs over the past few cycles related to bootloading, and at each phase we have considered migrating from grub 1 to grub 2 as the default bootloader in Ubuntu but ruled out this option due to concerns about the maturity of grub 2. Informal feedback at this point suggests it may now be feasible to change to this as the default for jaunty, which would get us the feedback we need to make further improvements and also give us the opportunity to sort out any remaining issues in time for the next LTS. Discuss targeting this for jaunty, and if not, discuss when we should reconsider making the switch.

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Status:
Complete
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Steve Langasek
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Steve Langasek
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Steve Langasek on 2010-05-19
Completed by
Steve Langasek on 2010-05-19

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This change can be used too, in order to make pretty the GRUB loader (gfx2-boot or grub2 with an ubuntu image)...
2008-12-10 cjwatson: I suggest treating this separately! gfxboot support in grub2 is not required to reach parity with our existing setup, and IMO introducing this as a requirement here risks non-delivery.
2009-02-27 cjwatson: approved

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