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GNU GRUB is a Multiboot boot loader. It was derived from GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, which was originally designed and implemented by Erich Stefan Boleyn.

Briefly, a boot loader is the first software program that runs when a computer starts. It is responsible for loading and transferring control to the operating system kernel software (such as the Hurd or Linux). The kernel, in turn, initializes the rest of the operating system (e.g. GNU).


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Download version 2.0 (stable)
released on 27 June 2012

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GPLv3orlaterMatt Lee25 January 2010

Leaders and contributors

Vladimir Serbinenko Maintainer
Erich Boleyn Contributor
Robert Millan Maintainer
Marco Gerards Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer Bug Tracking
Bug reports for the GRand Unified Bootloader E-mail
Support requests for the GRand Unified Bootloader E-mail
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 October 2013.


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