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    How old is GRUB?
    How old is GRUB software?
    How old is the GRUB software installer?
    Does it need re-vamping? rethinking? re-inventing? re-coding?

    I ask these silly questions because I see
    an awful lotta GRUB-related questions in here!
    Something that should be simple seems to screw-up an awful lot!

    Is there something inherent in this partition installer
    that 'makes' the user do the wrong thing?
    I tried the Ubuntu partition thing, just once,
    realized it was quite weird and user-unfriendly

    Hopefully Feisty Fawn, three days away,now
    has an improved GRUB setup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcdoctor
    How old is GRUB?
    How old is GRUB software?
    How old is the GRUB software installer?
    Does it need re-vamping? rethinking? re-inventing? re-coding?
    GRUB is a Linux based MultiBoot Loader. GRand Unified Boot Loader.
    It is compatible with FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Linux. It supports Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP/Vista and OS/2 via chain-loaders. It has a menu interface and a command-line interface.

    Users run into problems while setting up two harddisks ( internal/internal or External/Internal ) multiboot OR after Windows re-install.

    GRUB works out of box in Single harddisk multiboot setup. current version is 0.97 and 1.95 is available under development branch. it is no longer being developed coz of messy code and design failures.

    Development team is working on GRUB 2 now. Development version of GRUB 2 is usable and works fine on PC, OpenFirmware-based PowerPC machines (PowerMac and Pegasos) and EFI-based PC (IntelMac), and being ported to RiscOS/ARM and UltraSparc.
    stable version of GRUB 2 will be available very soon.
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    Many thanks! - very informative. Thank you.
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    Grub2 seems like something to look forward too. Is there actually someone out there who knows what the different errors means? If so there can't be many. Have to do a little grub2 research now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknrolf77
    Is there actually someone out there who knows what the different errors means? If so there can't be many
    here is the errors list.

    i am using GRUB 2 in my test machine and it works wonderfully.
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    Thank's for the link. Have been looking for a list of those errors so many times. But came up with nothing. Not exactly a small number of links from google when searching for grub errors Do you have any idea when grub 2 is ready for the major distros?

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    Grub is nice. I use it on both computers I have. Here is another bootloader, GAG. It's similar to GRUB but it has a nice GUI and it finds all OSs you have on you drive., you pick the OS you want, save it to the harddrive or a floppy. The next time you boot up it will show the OSs, you just type in the number.

    MacPC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknrolf77
    Do you have any idea when grub 2 is ready for the major distros?
    its under heavy development and will take atleast 4 or more months.
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