New package: grub 1.96-1 -- GRand Unified Bootloader 2 [experimental]

Christian Franke
Thu Apr 3 08:03:00 GMT 2008

GRUB2 is now part of the cygwin distribution.

GRUB2 is a portable powerful bootloader. This new version of GRUB
is based on a cleaner design than its predecessors.

The package contains an experimental version of GRUB2. It is based
on a recent snapshot from upstream CVS. I have added some fixes
which allow to build and run the GRUB2 support tools on Cygwin, and
also allow to build the native bootloader binaries on Cygwin.

Package contents:

etc/grub.d/*             (Scripts called by update-grub)
usr/bin/grub-fstest.exe  (Test filesystem driver on device or image)
usr/bin/grub-mkimage.exe (Make boot image, used by grub-install/mkrescue)
usr/bin/grub-mkrescue    (Make bootable rescue cdrom or floppy image)
usr/sbin/grub-emu.exe    (GRUB emulator)
usr/sbin/grub-install    (Install GRUB on a device)
usr/sbin/grub-mkdevicemap.exe (Generate file)
usr/sbin/grub-probe.exe  (Probe device info, used by scripts)
usr/sbin/grub-setup.exe  (Write images to device, used by grub-install)
usr/sbin/update-grub     (Generate /boot/grub/grub.cfg)
usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/*.img (Bootloader kernel and bootsector images)
usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/*.mod (Bootloader ELF modules)
usr/share/grub/unifont.pff (Font for graphical interface)

Christian Franke


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