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    Default GRUB2 in openSUSE

    According to GRUB - openSUSE

    "GRUB used in SUSE is considered as a GRUB Legacy, and it is no more actively developed, but it will be in use because GRUB2 is still missing some functionality."

    What functionality is missing? Is there any plan to include GRUB2 in 11.3?


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    Default Re: GRUB2 in openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by hegheg View Post
    According to GRUB - openSUSE

    "GRUB used in SUSE is considered as a GRUB Legacy, and it is no more actively developed, but it will be in use because GRUB2 is still missing some functionality."

    What functionality is missing? Is there any plan to include GRUB2 in 11.3?


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    No plans that I am aware of.

    But check this
    https://features.opensuse.org/308497
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    I can say that GRUB2 also has some bugginess. On some dual-boot Karmic machine, apparently those with extra boot track protection software, booting Windows will kill GRUB2 for the next reboot. The woes are documented here.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...b2/+bug/441941

    This sort of bug can cause a lot of discontent so I would prefer GRUB2 to be sorted out before it becomes the standard.

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    Well it looks like this is not a Windows or Grub problem but due to Some Windows based security software willy-nilly writing to the boot areas. I wonder who thought that was a good idea?

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    No matter which software caused the problem, the question is going to be GRUB1 worked fine on this setup so why not GRUB2? Some kind of solution has to be found.

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    certainly Just say it is a MS conspiracy to break Linux. Everyone will believe that.


    I wonder what happens when several of these programs that write and presumably read from the boot area are installed in the same Windows. Maybe that explains a lot about some windows problems.

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    I'm sure it happens all the time.

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    There's a number of reasons to consider supporting GRUB2 in openSUSE, it was discussed on factory mailing list at end of last year.

    There's a subtle bug involving interaction of GRUB & filesystem, for example ReiserFS, where code with limited memory has to read blocks with the log possibly in non-clean state after suspend. Booting from other "exotic" filesystems eg) XFS may also be less reliable than ext2.

    There's the maintenance issues, the openSUSE developers don't particularly care for carrying patch collections indefinitely by each and every distro, which aren't accepted upstream.

    Most importantly GRUB2 can support btrfs and LVM partitions, which legacy GRUB doesn't.

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