taskGNU GRUB - Tasks: task #10029, making Linux Multiboot-compliant


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task #10029: making Linux Multiboot-compliant

Submitted by:  Robert Millan <robertmh>
Submitted on:  Sat 02 Jan 2010 10:41:13 PM UTC  
Should Start On: Fri 01 Jan 2010 11:00:00 PM UTCShould be Finished on: Fri 01 Jan 2010 11:00:00 PM UTC
Priority: 3 - LowStatus: Cancelled
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Closed

Sun 03 Jan 2010 02:08:37 PM UTC, comment #2:

I've been pointed out about an utility that converts a Linux image into a Multiboot-compliant ELF:


Someone could verify that the result is usable by GRUB?

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Project Administrator
Sat 02 Jan 2010 11:06:02 PM UTC, comment #1:

Note: If you're a GRUB developer or plan to develop code for GRUB, be careful when reading Linux source code. The license of Linux (GPLv2-only) is incompatible with that of GNU GRUB. So if you read GPLv2-only parts of code that implement similar things to the ones in GRUB, you will be unable to contribute code for similar areas in GRUB. You have been warned :-)

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Project Administrator
Sat 02 Jan 2010 10:41:13 PM UTC, original submission:

It'd be nice if the kernel Linux was made Multiboot-compliant, or at least if a patch that works with modern versions was available, so that end users and/or Linux-based distributions could use it.

It seems there has been some effort in this direction:


But it's been partly lost in time (the newer patches are now 404'ed).

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Project Administrator


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