[coreboot] wiki account request (for GRUB 2)

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Sat Sep 6 00:02:09 CEST 2008

On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 05:52:51PM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> > 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 ;-)).
> >   
> We've not been pushing any "default bootloader" in the past, nor will we
> do so in the future.
> I believe coreboot is about freedom and choice. And about making stuff
> that people can actually use.
> Now, this last criteria is different for a multitude of use cases.

Ok, understood.  Thanks for the clarification.  Anyway, I just wanted to make
it clear that it's not my bussiness if you decide to endorse or recommend
something else.  My goal is to improve GRUB and its associated documentation
& support, and that's it.

> > 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.
> >   
> I wonder whether we need to keep our own GRUB2 page at all, since
> there's a coreboot page in the GRUB2 wiki already and if things go as
> you suggest, one of them will eventually be a copy of the other one.

Or perhaps in long-term one of them could become a stub for the other?  I'll
talk about this with Marco and the other GRUB developers too.  Anyway, in short
term I'd like to put there a summary of GRUB status from coreboot perspective,

  - The info which is currently in http://grub.enbug.org/CoreBoot

  - References to information about other areas indirectly related to coreboot
    (such as USB support).

  - A reference to the Coresystems branch, highlighting the extra features,
    in case someone is interested.

Seeing that you approved my account request, if there are no objections I'll
proceed to prepare an edit for that page.

> > 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.
> >   
> Use ist wisely. And please create User:RobertMillan so people know who
> you are.

Thank you.  I will.

Robert Millan

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