Feature Request #2578

ARM: Add back GRUB

GNUtoo - about 2 months ago - . Updated about 2 months ago.

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Updated by GNUtoo about 2 months ago

On ARM, we currently use the standard distro booting scheme from u-boot:
- It tries boot.scr first
- It then try syslinux.cfg which is more familiar to people used to x86.

This can be improved to be even more by using grub which is even more familiar as most people are already using it on x86.

After discussing with Debian developers at a conference they told me that GRUB could be added this way:
u-boot would be built to provide compatibility with UEFI.

GRUB would also be built for ARM UEFI and then be chainloaded by u-boot.


Updated by bill-auger about 2 months ago

On Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:38:47 +0000 wrote:

This can be improved to be even more by using grub

even more ... what? - more user-friendly, more capable, ... -
what is the problem that would this solve, or which abilities
would be gained?

not that i intend a counter argument - if you believe its a good
idea, then i am inclined to concur - just trying to understand
it more

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