GNU GRUB Wiki
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2008-02-03 GRUB 1.96 was released. grub-1.96.tar.gz
2006-10-15 GRUB 1.95 was released. grub-1.95.tar.gz
2006-06-04 GRUB 1.94 was released. grub-1.94.tar.gz
2006-03-10 GRUB 1.93 was released. grub-1.93.tar.gz
2005-12-25 GRUB 1.92 was released. grub-1.92.tar.gz
2005-10-15 GRUB 1.91 was released. grub-1.91.tar.gz
2005-08-07 GRUB 1.90 was released. grub-1.90.tar.gz
2005-07-04 - 2005-07-09 Vincent? LSM/RMLL 2005
- Marked by the second - and now serious - attempt to port GRUB 2 on Sparc 64. Sadly I (Vincent) was the only GRUB 2 contributor there.
2005-02-26 GRUB 2 presented by Marco Gerards in the room AW1.115 at FOSDEM 2005
GRUB Legacy is a synonym of version 0.9x. GRUB Legacy provides rich features, but it has many design and implementation faults. GRUB Legacy is maintained but it will never be extended any longer. If you still want more features, it is better to take part in GRUB 2.
Please look at Project Manager wanted for GNU GRUB, if you are willing to help GRUB Legacy.
If you want to write information about GRUB Legacy, please do in GrubLegacy.
GRUB 2 is the next generation of GNU GRUB. GRUB 2 is a complete rewrite and is at a developmental phase. The most important goal is to make GNU GRUB cleaner, safer, more robust, more portable and more powerful.
CurrentStatus: the status of features and ports
TodoList: things to do
KnownBugs: the bugs in GRUB 2 that are still open
Subprojects: list of subprojects withing GRUB 2 whose aims to specify and implement internal componets.
Manual: a draft of the GRUB 2 manual
CommandList: Comparison of commands between GRUB Legacy and GRUB 2
grub.cfg: new configuration file for GRUB 2 (replaces GRUB Legacy's menu.lst)
TestingOnX86: how to test the latest GRUB2 on BIOS-based x86 PC
TestingOnPowerPC: how to test the latest GRUB2 on PowerPC
TestingOnEFI: how to test on EFI
BuildingOnNonGnu: build GRUB2 on non-gnu system
ReleasePlanning: a plan is always just a plan
gfxterm: Help for graphical terminal.
VideoSubsystem: draft for video subsystem for GRUB2
FancyMenu: draft of the requirements for the menu system for GRUB2
MemoryMap: how the memory is used by GRUB
DevelopmentNotes: here is a collection of notes to aid in implementation of some missing features.
LVMandRAID: When your /boot is on LVM and/or RAID.
MembershipRegistration: how to participate in the development.
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AboutInternationalization: what is I18N in GRUB
CodingStyle: how to keep the code consistent
MemoryManagement : how memory management is implemented in GRUB 2
InternalsIntro: short introduction to the GRUB 2 internals
HowToDebug: how to debug GRUB 2
DebuggingWithGDB: when grub_dprintf() is not enough, debug it via serial line, or in emulator
NestedFunctions: nested functions and executable stacks
MirroringRAID: how to configure GRUB to boot from both RAID disks in case of hard disk failure
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Community and Contact Information
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Multiboot Specification is the native boot protocol in GRUB.
MultibootRequirements: requirements for every arch and each arch
MultibootIdeas: ideas about the next generation of Multiboot Specification
MultibootDraft: a draft of the next version of Multiboot Specification
MultibootSystems: list of operating systems that are known to natively support the Multiboot Specification
Making NetBSD Multiboot-compatible: an article giving an introduction to The Multiboot Specification and how NetBSD was modified to support it.
Articles about this topic are included in the CategoryMultiboot
Other External Resources
GRUB4DOS - Bridging DOS/Windows to Unix/Linux
SuperGrub Disk: Restore Grub to the MBR automatically and much more!
StrongHelp manuals online RISC OS API reference.
GRUB fancy menu - An animated text-mode inteface for GRUB 0.97
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