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Re: GRUB doesn't handle large linux kernels

To: OKUJI Yoshinori <okuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: GRUB doesn't handle large linux kernels
From: Pavel Roskin <proski@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 11:16:34 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: zchen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, bug-grub@xxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20000627182701D.okuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Hello!

>   I see, but vmlinux is not Multiboot-compliant anyway (yet). IMO,
> GRUB shouldn't support proprietary kernel formats any more, because
> that is far from the original goal for which Erich Boleyn headed.

I don't know the exact definition of the term "proprietary format" but I
think it doesn't apply to Linux.

Another question is that we may want to select more precisely what
features we want. Purists will be happy with a mutliboot-only GRUB.

Regards,
Pavel Roskin


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