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Grub2 Worms Into Ubuntu (part 1)

Feb 11, 2010, 20:33 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Grub, n.

  1. an informal term for a meal
  2. a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects
  3. GRand Unified Bootloader
What is Grub2?

"Grub -- the GRand Unified Bootloader -- is the program in charge of booting your computer. When you start up your computer and get a menu asking you whether you want Windows or Linux -- that's grub.

"Most of the time it just does its job quietly. But a change is coming: Ubuntu has switched to a new version called grub2 starting with the current 9.10 "Karmic koala" release, and other distros may eventually follow suit."

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