GRUB2

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Introduction

The long term goal is to replace the common LinuxBIOS payload FILO with a LinuxBIOS-capable version of GRUB2.

To achieve this, two things need to happen.

  • build a single grub2.elf binary that contains all modules required to boot the system.
  • add an IDE driver to grub2.

Status

  • Tristan Gingold has written an IDE driver for GRUB2
  • Stefan Reinauer started integrating this IDE driver and building a single grub2.elf binary.
  • Currently, grub2 on x86 platforms is rather dependent on a legacy bios and starting from 16bit mode.

How to help?

Contact Stefan Reinauer or the LinuxBIOS mailing list for more information.