[needs-packaging] grub-gfxboot

Bug #339392 reported by Justin on 2009-03-08
This bug affects 1 person
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Nominated for Jaunty by Rohan Garg
Declined for Karmic by Brian Murray

Bug Description

GRUB-gfxboot is a GPLed bootloader with graphical menu patches intended to
unify bootloading across x86 operating systems. In addition to loading the
Linux kernel, it implements the Multiboot standard, which allows for
flexible loading of multiple boot images (needed for modular kernels such as
the GNU Hurd).

URL: http://en.opensuse.org/Gfxboot
License: GPL
Notes: Several gfxboot themes are already available in the repositories, as is a bootlogo creator package.

Justin (emperortux) on 2009-03-08
description: updated
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

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This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Rohan Garg (rohangarg) wrote :

yeah,i would definitely like this in karmic,please add a package in the repo and/or make it default.

Janet (bugzilla-kerridis) wrote :

I second this. By now you need to use a grub-gfxboot package from another distribution when you want to use grub-gfxboot. This leads to problems when updating the kernel because Ubuntu uses another syntax in the /boot/grub/menu.lst than the distributions from which you can take the grub-gfxboot package.

Ubuntu uses the entry "uuid" followed by the partition-uuid whereas the grub-gfxboot from other distributions uses "root (hdx,x)". This leads to the entry "root" followed by the partition-uuid after updating the kernel and with this entry grub is not able to boot Ubuntu.

I'd also love to the grub-gfxboot as default grub, especially with the shiny KDE4 Kubuntu Karmic. It's hard for me to explain people for whom I install Kubuntu "Look how great this is, bling-bling here and there - and, er, cough, that's the boot menu... see, at least it's... functional...."

Janet (bugzilla-kerridis) wrote :

I guess this is obsolete since Ubuntu uses grub2.

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