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abrouwers 11-28-2009 04:03 PM

grub2 slackbuild + conversion details

I've recently been playing around with grub2, and have it working pretty well on a few installations here. Grub2 improves on many of the shortcomings from legacy-grub, such as non-x86 (including native 64-bit) support, ext4 support, direct ISO booting, themes, scripting support, etc. (ubuntu's wiki has a pretty good comparison).

Anyway, I've put the slackbuild + a quick how-to on my github repo, at:

or, via git:

git clone git://

Obviously, changing bootloaders can be a risky operation, so only attempt if you've got a spare machine, or want to play around a bit (and understand how to repair, in case something goes wrong).

Feel free to send any comments or suggestions, or poke me freenode (thrice).


aus9 11-28-2009 06:45 PM


I do not use Slackware but since you agreed to comments etc?

Did you try to test grub2 without lilo uninstalling? If so what happened in terminal messages please?

2) forgive me for telling you how to suck eggs but suggest you modify your email address from link to
string <at> gmail dot com as a robot caught my address at a bug site and altho gmail correctly identifies it as spam I still have to click on spam folder to see if its my real mail

TSquaredF 11-28-2009 07:29 PM

Thanks for this. It got me off my backside & installing grub2 on my systems. I've been wanting to do this for a while, but have been a little put off by the warnings about manually editing grub.cfg. Once I got over that bump, all went well. You do need to update the download path in the info file & possibly massage the slack-desc a little.

abrouwers 11-28-2009 10:05 PM

Sorry - still had one last commit to push, it seems. Both items fixed :) Thanks!

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