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(I don't do GRUB2 anymore. Neither does anyone else in the coreboot community, as least not at the locations given)
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'''[http://grub.enbug.org/ GRUB2]''' is a modular, multiboot-capable bootloader for many operating systems that can be used as a payload for coreboot.  
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'''[https://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub.html GRUB2]''' is a modular, multiboot-capable bootloader for many operating systems that can be used as a payload for coreboot.  
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== Status ==
 
== Status ==
  
* The mainline version of GRUB2 has a [http://grub.enbug.org/CoreBoot wiki page on the coreboot port].
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* The mainline version of GRUB2 has a [http://grub.enbug.org/CoreBoot wiki page on the coreboot port] (Update: no longer available)
* There is currently no significant work going on in our GRUB2 repository, not even synchronization to the upstream repository. If you require the additional features of our branch below, go ahead. Otherwise, upstream might serve you better. Or not. If you want to help out or report bugs for our branch, see [[GRUB2#How_to_help_and_report_bugs|How to help and report bugs]]
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* Please consider using [[FILO]].
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* Additional information about our former GRUB2 effort (which was part of Google Summer of Code 2007) can be found in the history of this page. Don't expect any link there to work.
 
* Additional information about our former GRUB2 effort (which was part of Google Summer of Code 2007) can be found in the history of this page. Don't expect any link there to work.
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* As an alternative, you could consider using [[FILO]]. Both FILO and GRUB2 have various advantages and disadvantages. Which of the two is better suited depends on your requirements.
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* Yet another alternative is to not put GRUB into the BIOS ROM, but have it run from your disk as you would with a vendor BIOS. For that, you can use [[SeaBIOS]] as payload, which will then be able to run either GRUB1 or GRUB2 from your disk.

Revision as of 11:25, 1 June 2012

GRUB2 is a modular, multiboot-capable bootloader for many operating systems that can be used as a payload for coreboot.


Status

  • The mainline version of GRUB2 has a wiki page on the coreboot port (Update: no longer available)
  • Additional information about our former GRUB2 effort (which was part of Google Summer of Code 2007) can be found in the history of this page. Don't expect any link there to work.
  • As an alternative, you could consider using FILO. Both FILO and GRUB2 have various advantages and disadvantages. Which of the two is better suited depends on your requirements.
  • Yet another alternative is to not put GRUB into the BIOS ROM, but have it run from your disk as you would with a vendor BIOS. For that, you can use SeaBIOS as payload, which will then be able to run either GRUB1 or GRUB2 from your disk.