GRUB 2 now default for new installations

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Jun 11 12:46:09 UTC 2009

Lars Wirzenius wrote:

> ke, 2009-06-10 kello 15:21 -0400, John Moser kirjoitti:
>> Every argument for putting Grub or the kernel on a separate partition
>> has been based around the idea that these files are somehow more
>> important than, say, /bin/sh
> Putting the kernel (i.e., /boot) on a separate partition is often
> mandated by the BIOS not being able to read all of a large hard disk. I
> have a motherboard from 2008 that has that problem, so it's not ancient
> history, either.

Surely the BIOS doesn't actually have to be involved as long as the initial 
boot stage can find files anywhere on the disk.

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