GRUB and modaddr

Adam Lackorzynski adam at
Wed Jan 17 23:20:24 CET 2007

On Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 15:39:01 +0000, Manuel A. Fernandes Montezelo wrote:
> 2007/1/17, Christian Helmuth <ch12 at>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 01:41:29PM +0000, Manuel A. Fernandes Montezelo
> > wrote:
> > > Still, aren't there any plans to try to get Fiasco-with-modules
> > > running in vanilla versions of GRUB, or the new GRUB2?  It will be
> > > quite useful for people trying to test it, I think.
> >
> > On the other hand, 'modaddr' may be a cool feature for vanilla GRUB,
> > doesn't it?
> I don't know yet why is it necessary, etc -- so I can't say much about
> the usefulness of the feature.
> But my question also included the possibility that you mention, that
> is, if you have plans to contact GRUB devels to integrate that feature
> in the upstream version, or they already rejected it, or what.
> Whatever works so people don't need to use forks of the tools would be
> nice, I think :)

Getting something like a feature addition into GRUB1 is basically
impossible. GRUB1 is in deep freeze mode, no chance. One needs to fork
it, like I did. Things may look different for GRUB2 but I do not see
much activity there lately and it's still missing important things like
network support so that it's a no-go for me.

Adam                 adam at

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