Originally Posted by marko
I see grub2 in Fedora 12 official's update repository:
yum -v info grub2
Name : grub2
Arch : x86_64
Epoch : 1
Version : 1.97.1
Release : 2.fc12
Size : 720 k
Repo : updates
does that mean it's stable and can be installed into Fedora 12 official?
It says nowhere in the Grub2 website that there is such a thing as a stable version, it is very much under development.
In any case, this is the blurb on the Fedora 12 grub2 package (with yum info):
"PLEASE NOTE: This is a development snapshot, and as such will not
replace grub if you install it, but will be merely added as another
kernel to your existing GRUB menu. Do not replace GRUB (grub package)
with it unless you know what are you doing. Refer to README.Fedora
file that is part of this package's documentation for more information."
Right now it takes me about 20 minutes to build and install a new Grub2 version (like 1.97.2 last week), however I spent many hours last year reading about Grub2 and making plans before I first installed it. It is very easy to put the PC in an unbootable state if one is not careful.