"When you power on your computer, the first software that runs
is a bootloader that invokes the computer's operating system. GRUB,
the GRand Unified Bootloader, is an integral part of many Linux
systems. It starts the Linux kernel. Here's some background on
GRUB, and some tips on installing and configuring the software.
"GRUB was originally written by Erich Stefan Boleyn and is now
part of the GNU project. The current production version is GRUB
0.9x, also known as GRUB Legacy. In 2002 the developers shifted
their focus to GRUB 2 and stopped adding features to the legacy
code, though it still receives regular patches and bug fixes. GRUB
2 remains a development version; most distributions still rely on
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