[LinuxBIOS] grub-linuxbios in Debian sid

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Fri Oct 12 00:28:14 CEST 2007

Robert Millan wrote:
> Hi!
> I'd like to point out that I've merged a patch with Patrick's GRUB port in the
> debian package of grub, and binaries are now provided in sid:
>   http://packages.debian.org/sid/grub-linuxbios
> Unfortunately it isn't fully functional because I had to remove the IDE
> driver which isn't legaly distributable (GPLv2-only).  I hope this can be
> resolved soon since it restricts LB/GRUB usage to local patching :-/
All developers of the IDE driver agreed to release the GRUB2 version of
the driver under GPLv3+.
Only the OpenBIOS version stays GPLv2. So there is no legal problem with
the IDE driver for inclusion in GRUB2.


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