Grub 2

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Thu Oct 18 22:44:25 PDT 2007

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> This goes completely against the Unix philosophy of making simple single
> function tools.  Why are they trying to do lsmod/rmmod, enter rescue
> mode, set and unset variables, run scripts, and so forth.  They are
> trying to recreate the kernel.

Big warning: I do not have FreeBSD installed now, I only played with it 
on my old computer several months ago.

AFAIK, "insmod and rmmod" are needed for booting FreeBSD kernel.

Bruce's rant does mean (correctly) that Grub2 is no longer a simple 
Linux boot loader. But this does not mean that it should not be excluded 
as an option just because of the bloat - otherwise people who dual-boot 
Linux and FreeBSD will have to chainload the native FreeBSD boot loader 
from LILO or whatever boot loader remains the LFS default.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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