Updated: grub-1.98-1

Christian Franke Christian.Franke@t-online.de
Wed Apr 14 12:24:00 GMT 2010

Version 1.98-1 of grub has been uploaded.


Description from README:
This is GRUB 2, the second version of the GRand Unified Bootloader.
GRUB 2 is rewritten from scratch to make GNU GRUB cleaner, safer, more
robust, more powerful, and more portable.

The following packages are available:

grub: GRUB binaries build for PC/BIOS architecture.

grub-fonts: optional fonts.

grub-emu: emulated version of GRUB for debugging purposes.

Cygwin NEWS:

* GRUB now builds OOTB on Cygwin.

Upstream NEWS:

New in 1.98:

* Graphical menu support.

* Saved default menu entry support, with new utilities `grub-reboot' and

* Unit testing framework.

* Support for multiple terminals.

* Encrypted password support, with a new utility `grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2'.

* `grub-mkfloppy' removed; use `grub-mkrescue' to create floppy images.

* Add support for gettext.

New in 1.97:

* Add support for loading XNU (MacOS X kernel).

* ACPI override support.

* Integrated gptsync.

* Password protection support.

* Partition manipulation tool.

* Add `keystatus' command.

* Unicode fonts are now used by default.

* Add `hdparm' command.

* Add support for getting the current date and time from CMOS as variables.

* Add `drivemap' command.

* Add support for RAID levels 4,6 and 10.

* update-grub is replaced by grub-mkconfig.

* When booting from PXE, PXE can be used to load files.

* High resolution timer support.

* Image loaders now support IO buffering.

* Add `crc' command.

* Add Cygwin support.

* Add x86_64 EFI support.

* Use LZMA compression instead of LZO.

* Support for saving the environment from and loading the environment
   from a file.

* Allow the UUID to be used as device name.

* The `search' command can use UUIDs now.

* Add support for IEEE 1275 on i386.

* Create partmap.lst and use it to automatically load partition map

* grub-mkconfig supports os-prober to add operating systems to the
   boot menu.

* The ATA driver supports devices bigger than 2 TiB.

* Add support for the UDF, AFS and EXT4 filesystems.

* The ISO9660 filesystem supports the Joliet extension

* Add support for loading kernels of FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD.

* Add new command `sleep'.

* Support for direct access to AT keyboards.

* New utility `grub-fstest'.

Known issues:

Due to a regression in the Cygwin specific path conversion,
grub-mkconfig does not enable terminal gfxterm automatically.

Christian Franke


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