grub2: The GRand Unified Bootloader version 21

Package available in: [trunk]

GNU GRUB 2 is a very powerful boot loader, which can load a wide variety of free operating systems, as well as proprietary operating systems with chain-loading. GRUB is designed to address the complexity of booting a personal computer; both the program and this manual are tightly bound to that computer platform, although porting to other platforms may be addressed in the future.

One of the important features in GRUB is flexibility; GRUB understands filesystems and kernel executable formats, so you can load an arbitrary operating system the way you like, without recording the physical position of your kernel on the disk.

GRUB 2 is a long lasting effort to completely rewrite GRUB "from scratch".

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Erich Stefan Boleyn <erich [at] uruk [dot] org> {original design}
Author: OKUJI Yoshinori <okuji [at] kuicr [dot] kyoto-u [dot] ac [dot] jp> {Maintainer}
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: GPL
Status: Beta
Version: 2.02

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Remark: Dietlibc compatible.

CPU architectures: Does only support: x86 x86-64 powerpc powerpc64 sparc sparc64 mips mips64

Download: grub-2.02.tar.xz

T2 source: grub2.cache
T2 source: grub2.conf
T2 source: grub2.desc
T2 source:
T2 source: t2.xpm.gz

Build time (on reference hardware): 25% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 1.92 MB, 57 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree autoconf automake bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils dpkg findutils gawk gcc glibc grep linux-header m4 make mktemp ncurses net-tools patch perl perl-gettext sed sysfiles tar texinfo

Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).