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Re: About grub feature

From: OKUJI Yoshinori
Subject: Re: About grub feature
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 05:06:56 +0900

  I comment on the issue a bit. As Christoph pointed out, one of the
features in GRUB is that it is (relatively) user-friendly. And, we
say, "GRUB is useful for experts like OS developers
simultaneously". But is the latter really true?

  The strategy used in GRUB is to _pass information_ about hardware
and user input data to an OS image, while the strategy used in both
Open Firmware and EFI is to _give interfaces_ to access hardware. In
other words, GRUB provides higher level interfaces to an OS image than
Open Firmware or EFI. I think our strategy is more convenient, but I'm
not sure if it is enough.

  If you have spare time (I don't have, for now), investigate Open
Firmware and/or EFI, and compare them with the Multiboot Specification
and GRUB's interfaces. Such a study will be helpful in the future.


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