GRUB 2 now default for Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

UDS (Ubuntu Developer Summit) for Karmic Koala took place this year, between the 25th and 29th of May, in Barcelona, Spain. There were 270 blueprints that needed to be discussed during the summit, like the new professional look of Plymouth (an application that takes care of the graphical boot animation) for Karmic Koala, which will not become reality very soon.

However, some of the ideas discussed at UDS will be implemented in the next version of the Ubuntu operating system, due for release in late October 2009. One of these was the "grub2-as-default" discussion, and Colin Watson had the pleasure to announce last night that GRUB 2 would definitely be the default boot loader in Ubuntu 9.10.

Check official announcement from here

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8 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    Sweet! I’ll definitely be looking forward to that!

  2. Locke says:

    I like this.

  3. innovatel says:

    Good … I’m waiting to try 🙂

  4. karolis484 says:

    you can test it by this instruction : if you want 🙂

  5. Manu says:

    But … What changes does Grub 2 bring ?

  6. admin says:

    Support for newer systems;
    · Scripting support;
    · Internationalization support;
    · A new way to number partitions;
    · Improved memory management;
    · Cross-platform installation support;
    · Graphical user interface;
    · Portable;
    · and many more.

  7. Sam says:

    Grub 2 is … sllloowwwwwwwwwwwww on every machine I’ve installed 9.10 on :'(

  8. kreso says:


    I have to admite that Sam’s right ( in my case 2 ).
    It seems slower then before.. strange booting process, sometimes echoes errors and halts .. something is not right i guess..

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