[coreboot] wiki account request (for GRUB 2)

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Fri Sep 5 17:42:29 CEST 2008

On 05/09/08 17:08 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> Hi,
> I notice in http://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/coreboot/ticket/88 that
> Coresystems is no longer working on GRUB 2 (that's too bad, sorry that
> it didn't work out, etc...).
> I have nothing to say about what you will be recommending as default bootloader
> in the future.  Right now your wiki still recommends GRUB 2, and I suppose
> Coresystems folks will want to push for FILO.  But this is not a discussion
> I want to be involved in (just wanted to clarify ;-)).

Coresystems has people that depend on them for a livelyhood - they have to
do what is best for their customers, and we are very lucky that their goals
often align with those of the community.   I do wish things had ended up
differently, but I welcome the FILO work because it make both FILO and
libpayload that much better, and thats not a bad thing.

But I don't think we as a community are ready to abandon GRUB2 quite yet.
We need a working bootloader for Linux, that is true, but I believe in 
providing options to our customers. If there are people willing to do the
work for GRUB2, then we'll be glad to keep tracking it in the wiki and
in buildrom.

When you anoint a single program as the "chosen one" then you lock yourself
for trouble down the road.  I would much prefer to chose between 3 great
programs then one mediocre one.

> What I'm concerned about is that http://www.coreboot.org/GRUB2 in the wiki
> currently points to a branch of GRUB that is (unless I missed something)
> no longer being maintained.  And it provides information that will, over time,
> become more and more obsolete.  I'm worried that this can reflect bad on the
> image of GRUB.
> So what I'd like is permission to keep it up to date, and reflect the current
> state of GRUB mainline.  If you would give me a wiki account to do that, it'd
> be much appreciated.

I second the request.


Jordan Crouse
Systems Software Development Engineer 
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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