On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 7:36 PM, walt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 06/28/2012 05:19 PM, Alecks Gates wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM, walt <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On 06/28/2012 03:41 PM, Dale wrote:
>>>> Paul Hartman wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 12:05 AM, Dale <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>>>> It appears that grub2 is coming soon.
>>>>> grub 2.00 has been released!
>>>> I wasn't expecting it to be that soon. *I guess it will hit the tree
>>>> pretty soon then. *Well, we all need to think about the goods and bads
>>>> of upgrading or staying with the old. *I'm thinking about using the new
>>>> one pretty soon. *Heck, they ticked me off pretty bad with the /usr and
>>>> init thingy so I may as well jump off the cliff I was pushed up to. *:/
>>>> 1/4 of the way down, all is good so far. *1/2 way down and all is good
>>>> so far. *3/4 way down and all is good so far. *I'm worried about that
>>>> sudden stop now. *O_O
>>> Well said
>>> I've heard a rumor that Windows doesn't like GUID partition tables, so
>>> I haven't yet installed grub2 on my one machine that still multiboots
>>> between operating systems. *(That's my one remaining machine with a
>>> legal install of Windows.) *I confess I'm not interested enough to
>>> confirm the rumor, so I continue to wait because there is no incentive
>>> for me to make the change.
>> I've never had a problem with Grub 2 + Windows (XP, Vista, 7, still
>> haven't had the will to sacrifice myself for 8). *Although sometimes
>> it seems, with all the complaining some linux users like to do about
>> new software, I must be a wee bit lucky. *Been using Grub 2 alpha/beta
>> for years with much success! *I've so far enjoyed the configuration
>> more than legacy Grub.
> Just to confirm, my reservations are not about Windows, but about GUID
> partitions. *Are you using GUID partition tables?
No, I'm not using GUID right now. But I don't believe this has
anything to do with Grub 2 itself and from what I can tell you don't
actually use GPT on your dual-boot machine anyway. Though that would
take away the main reason to upgrade. Doing a quick DDG search, I see
more positive than negative about Windows + GTP. I think we should
promote a greater sense of adventure.