Project info for GNU GRUB

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GNU GRUB is a Multiboot loader. It was derived from Erich Boleyn's GRand Unified Bootloader. It is an attempt to produce a bootloader that has both the capability to be friendly to beginning or otherwise non- technically interested users and the flexibility to help experts in diverse environments.

It is compatible with Multiboot kernels (such as GNU Mach and the chaos kernel storm), Free/Net/OpenBSD, and Linux. It supports all other kernels via chainloading. It has a menu interface and a powerful BASH-like command-line interface.

Recent developments in GRUB include the ability to boot from the network (by incorporating Etherboot's network drivers and TFTP support), support for ReiserFS (in addition to the support for BSD FFS, Linux ext2fs, and DOS FAT) as well as a scripting language in early development stages.

GRUB is currently only available for i386-class machines, but we hope to port to other architectures when the scripting language is finished.

License: GPL

This project has the following developers:

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