“grub2” 1.99~rc1-9ubuntu1 source package in The Natty Narwhal

Publishing history

SUPERSEDED: Natty pocket Release in component main and section admin
  • Removed from disk on 2011-04-11.
  • Removal requested on 2011-04-11.
  • Superseded on 2011-04-10 by grub2 - 1.99~rc1-10ubuntu1
  • Published on 2011-04-09



grub2 (1.99~rc1-9ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
    - Adjust for default Ubuntu boot options ("quiet splash").
    - Default to hiding the menu; holding down Shift at boot will show it.
    - Set a monochromatic theme and an aubergine background for Ubuntu.
    - Apply Ubuntu GRUB Legacy changes to legacy update-grub script: title,
      recovery mode, quiet option, tweak how memtest86+ is displayed, and
      use UUIDs where appropriate.
    - Fix backslash-escaping in merge_debconf_into_conf.
    - Remove "GNU/Linux" from default distributor string.
    - Add crashkernel option.
    - Bypass menu unless other OSes are installed or Shift is pressed.
    - Allow Shift to interrupt 'sleep --interruptible'.
    - Reduce visual clutter in normal mode.
    - Remove verbose messages printed before reading configuration.
    - Suppress kernel/initrd progress messages, except in recovery mode.
    - Handle filesystems loop-mounted on file images.
    - Ignore devices loop-mounted from files in Linux grub.d scripts.
    - Show the boot menu if the previous boot failed.
    - Don't generate device.map during grub-install or grub-mkconfig.
    - Adjust upgrade version checks for Ubuntu.
    - Suppress "GRUB loading" message unless Shift is held down.
    - Adjust versions of grub-doc and grub-legacy-doc conflicts.
    - Fix LVM/RAID probing in the absence of /boot/grub/device.map.
    - Look for .mo files in /usr/share/locale-langpack first.
    - Build-depend on qemu-kvm rather than qemu-system for grub-pc tests.
    - Add a grub-rescue-efi-amd64 package.
    - On Wubi, don't ask for an install device, but just update wubildr
      using the diverted grub-install.
    - Check hardware support before using gfxpayload=keep.
    - Build part_msdos and vfat into EFI boot images.
    - Put second and subsequent Linux menu entries in a submenu.
    - Preferred resolution detection for VBE.
    - Set vt.handoff=7 for smooth handoff to kernel graphical mode.
    - Fix use of freed memory when replacing existing loopback device.
  * Add grub-mount-udeb, containing just grub-mount.  This can be used by
    os-prober and other parts of d-i.

grub2 (1.99~rc1-9) unstable; urgency=low

  * Update branch_parse-color.patch, to blend text when any background is
    set as opposed to only when a stretched background is set (closes:
  * Make update-grub2 a symlink to update-grub, rather than bothering with a
    wrapper script.
  * Cherry-pick from upstream:
    - Check RAID superblock offset (closes: #610184).
    - Flush buffer cache on close and not on open (closes: #620663).
    - Handle special naming of yeeloong directory (closes: #620420).
  * Add grub-mount utility, from the upstream 'fuse' branch.
  * efibootmgr is only available on Linux architectures, so only make
    grub-efi-ia32 and grub-efi-amd64 depend on it on Linux.
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Sat, 09 Apr 2011 11:33:02 +0100