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GRUB 0.92 is released

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: GRUB 0.92 is released
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 08:04:38 +0900
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I'm happy to announce the release of GRUB 0.92. This is the third of
our prereleases leading up to GRUB 1.0. We encourage you to try it, as
we have done a lot of bugfixes and feature enhancement since the
previous release.

The source and binary distributions are available from

Send any questions, ideas, bug reports to <bug-grub@gnu.org>.

Here is the relevant NEWS:

New in 0.92:
* The command "displaymem" uses only hex digits for consistency.
* The netboot code goes back to the progress bars instead of dots, for
  the notation of data transfers. And, that is displayed only in debug
  mode, that is to say, nothing is displayed by default. Remember that
  you can turn on debug mode via the command "debug".
* The command "help" doesn't show all the available commands by default,
  when no argument is specified. Rarely used commands (such as
  "testload") and useless commands in interactive use (such as
  "savedefault") are hidden. If you want to see help messages for those
  commands, specify the new option "--all".
* A built-in, `more'-like pager is added. When a command prints too many
  lines to fit the screen, GRUB waits until you hit return key. This
  feature can be turned off by the new command "pager".
* The command "terminal" accepts a new option, "--lines=LINES". You can
  set the maximum number of lines arbitrarily with this option. If you
  don't specify it, the maximum number will be 24.
* The command "terminal" accepts another new option, "--silent". You can
  suppress the "Press any key to continue" message with this option.
* The mem= option for Linux is recognized and used to limit the maximum
  address of initrd.
* A fallback entry is executed immediately after a default entry,
  without prompting a user's intervention, as the manual has ever been
* The utility ``grub-install'' makes sure that GRUB images have been
  written to a physical disk completely. To assist this feature, a new
  command "dump" is added.


P.S. I'm sorry that I wouldn't have made this release soon, although I
said I would do that five weeks ago. My life was so hard...
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