GRUB 2 now default for new installations

Robbie Williamson robbie at
Tue Jun 9 18:24:25 UTC 2009

On 06/08/2009 05:45 PM, André Pirard wrote:
> On 2009-06-08 23:32,  Colin Watson wrote :
>> As of tomorrow's daily builds (assuming they build successfully,
>> anyway), GRUB 2 will be the default boot loader for new installations,
>> pursuant to the grub2-as-default discussion at UDS.
> GRUB should be in its own partition, tentatively containing repair tools
> too.
> This makes Ubuntu or any Linux  undestroyable by Windows or anyone.
> Restoring GRU/Ubuntu would be a most standard setting of a boot flag.
> Similarly, the swap partition should be a Linux file.

> This frees the user from swap considerations and opens Linux to dynamic
> swap size.
> I once made twin disks and I fell in a trap.
> I thought Linux would use the only swap partition on the disk.
> But the swap partition was referenced by UUID.
> Using both features would make the partition count a statu quo.
> I, as a Linux sower, find both topics important when I make an
> installation.* *

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