On Wednesday, August 26, 2015 6:27:14 PM Michel Catudal wrote:
> Le 2015-08-26 13:37, Fernando Rodriguez a écrit :
> > This may not be complete and some of these may be possible to some extent 
> > legacy grub:
> >
> > 1. Grub Legacy is 32-bit only, so you need 32-bit libraries or use grub-
> > static. Grub2 is portable, even beyond Intel architectures.
> > 2. Grub2 has been rewritten to be modular. Instead of Grub's stages model 
> > uses a core image and a bunch of modules.
> > 3. EFI support without chainloading or other hacks.
> > 4. Better filesystem support. Including loopback devices.
> > 5. Graphics and theming support.
> > 6. Grub2's config file (the one it tells you not to edit manually) is 
> > using a shell-like script language.
> > 7. Password support for each entry.
> >
> >
> I've had serious problems in the past getting to to install on a partition 
and gave up. Is that bug fixed? It insists on installing on the MBR which is 

Yes and no, at least it can be a pain. I remember running into that and got it 
to work after several hours, unfortunately I forgot how. It may have been that 
it writes to both the mbr and the partition so you can restore the old mbr and 
still boot the partition. It also treats removable media and HDs different. 
It's hard to remember because I tried so many things.

I think dd'ing the mbr to an image file and chainloading it worked but I did 
something else in the end. Next time I go down that road I'll make sure to 
document it.

Fernando Rodriguez

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