GRUB 2 now default for new installations

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Jun 15 13:46:12 BST 2009

On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 10:32:12PM +0100, 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.
> We do not expect to be changing the boot loader for existing
> installations, at least not at this time; this is an inherently risky
> operation. (Remember that we don't even automatically reinstall the boot
> loader when we upgrade to new versions of GRUB Legacy, let alone when
> changing to a complete reimplementation.) However, if you wish to
> upgrade your system to GRUB 2, then see this page for instructions:

Should we consider recommending this more actively to developers?  We would
shake out the bugs earlier if we encouraged folks to upgrade to grub2 even
though it is not strictly necessary.

If it doesn't work properly on their system, better to find out now.

 - mdz

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