[coreboot] GRUB 1.97.1 released

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Mon Nov 9 17:27:53 CET 2009


GNU GRUB version 1.97.1 has been released.

GRUB, also known as the GRand Unified Bootloader, is a modular, portable
bootloader that supports a number of platforms, including standard BIOS-based
PCs, IEEE-1275 platforms (such as the OLPC and some PowerPC/Sparc64 hardware)
and coreboot, the free (as in freedom) pre-boot initialization framework.


This is a bug-fix release for a number of problems (excerpt from NEWS file
is attached) that weren't detected in time for GRUB 1.97, including a
security fix, misc fixes for GNU/Hurd support, and a number of improvements
in documentation and error messages (specially coreboot-related).

A source tarball for the new release can be found at:


and its GPG detached signature [*]:


[*] You can use either of the above signature file to verify that
the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact.  First,
be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball.
Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify grub-1.97.1.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys DEA2C38E

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.61
  Ruby 1.8.7

GCC 4.4 is the recommended version for building it, although any version
starting with 4.1.3 is supported in this release.

Robert Millan

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New in 1.97.1:

* Security fix in password-checking functionality.

* Fixes for GNU/Hurd support.

* Fix build problem on MacOSX.

* Misc improvements in documentation and error messages.
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