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|Name=GNU GRUB
 
|Name=GNU GRUB
 
|Short description=GNU GRand Unified Bootloader
 
|Short description=GNU GRand Unified Bootloader
|Full description=Multiboot boot loader derived from GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader). The first software program that runs when the computer starts, it's responsible for loading and transferring control to the operating system kernel software, which initializes the rest of the operating system. It is compliant with the Multiboot Specification, and is compatible for booting Free BSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and GNU/Linux. Proprietary OS's such as Windows 98, Windows NT, and OS/2 are supported in a chain-loading function.
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|Full description=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.
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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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|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/
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|Is GNU=Yes
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|GNU package identifier=grub
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
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|VCS checkout command=bzr branch http://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/r/grub/trunk/grub
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|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=User manual available in HTML, ASCII, info, DVI, PostSCript, or TeXinfo formats from http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/
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|IRC help=irc://irc.gnu.org/grub
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|IRC general=irc://irc.gnu.org/grub
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|IRC development=irc://irc.gnu.org/grub
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|Related projects=Extended_Operating_System_Loader,GAG,Grubconfig,Multiboot,hurd
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|Keywords=administration
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|Version identifier=1.99
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|Version date=2011/05/14
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|Version status=beta
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|Version download=ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/grub/
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|Last review by=Matt Lee
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|Last review date=2012/03/13
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=1.91
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|License verified date=2010-01-25
|Version date=2005-10-17
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}}
|Version status=beta
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{{Project license
|Version download=ftp://alpha.gnu.org/pub/gnu/grub/grub-1.91.tar.gz
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|License=GPLv3orlater
|License verified date=2001-01-31
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|License verified by=Matt Lee
|Version comment=1.91 beta released 2005-10-17
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|License verified date=2010-01-25
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Marco Gerards
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=metgerards@student.han.nl
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Vladimir Serbinenko
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=phcoder@gmail.com
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Erich Boleyn
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|Role=Contributor
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|Email=erich@uruk.org
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Robert Millan
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=rmh@debian.org
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=grub
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=http://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/lh/grub/
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking,Developer,Support
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|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=mailto:bug-grub@gnu.org
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Software category
 
{{Software category
 
|Interface=command-line
 
|Interface=command-line
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|System-administration=configuration
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|Use=system-administration
 
}}
 
}}
{{Project license
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{{Featured}}
|License=GPLv2orlater
 
|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified date=2001-01-31
 
}}
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to use
 
|Prerequisite description=binutils 2.9.1.0.23 or later
 
}}
 

Revision as of 14:28, 13 March 2012

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GNU GRUB

https://www.gnu.org/software/grub/
GNU GRand Unified Bootloader

GRUB is a multiboot bootloader. It is used for initially loading the kernel of an operating system and then transferring control to it. The kernel then goes on to load the rest of the operating system.

As a multiboot bootloader, GRUB handles the presence of multiple operating systems installed on the same computer; upon booting the computer, the user is presented with a menu to select one of the installed operating systems.

Documentation

User manual available in HTML, ASCII, info, DVI, PostSCript, or TeXinfo formats from http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/
"IRC [irc:irc.gnu.org/grub irc:irc.gnu.org/grub] " IRC Help channel
[irc:irc.gnu.org/grub irc:irc.gnu.org/grub]
"IRC [irc:irc.gnu.org/grub irc:irc.gnu.org/grub] " IRC general channel
[irc:irc.gnu.org/grub irc:irc.gnu.org/grub]
"IRC [irc:irc.gnu.org/grub irc:irc.gnu.org/grub] " IRC development channel
[irc:irc.gnu.org/grub irc:irc.gnu.org/grub]

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:grub

Download

Download version 2.0 (stable)
released on 27 June 2012

VCS Checkout

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlaterMatt Lee25 January 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Alexei Borzenkov Co-maintainer
Vladimir Serbinenko Maintainer
Daniel Kiper Co-maintainer
Alexander Burmashev Co-maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Support requests for the GRand Unified BootloaderE-mailmailto:help-grub@gnu.org
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/grub.git
DeveloperBug Trackinghttp://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=grub
Bug reports for the GRand Unified BootloaderE-mailmailto:bug-grub@gnu.org


Software prerequisites

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



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