Sunday, April 22, 2012

Presentation Slide For IT Student - GRUB

GRUB

Your introduction here

OBJECTIVES


This presentation will cover following topics on grub.

Introduction
History
Feature
GRUB Legacy & GRUB 2

INTRODUCTION


GRand Unified Bootloader is a boot loader.
created for GNU Project
multiple operating systems
predominantly used on Unix-like systems

HISTORY


developed by Erich Boleyn
booting the operating system GNU Hurd
developed by the Free Software Foundation

FEATURES


simple bash-like, command line interface which lets users write new boot sequences
supports multi boot system like *nix
supports non-multiboot system like Windows
Supports *nix file system, VFAT and NTFS

supports diskless system i.e. Download operating system
supports automatic decompression of OS images
customize boot menu with a background image, and occasionally mouse support.

supports GRUB prompt.
Supports scrollbar with 150 or so boot choices
chainloading - one boot loader loading another boot loader
can be installed on external device like USB drive and floppy disk
GRUB prompt
User can go to bash like command prompt form here, change the default boot option or continue default.

GRUB LEGACY & GRUB 2


Legacy - synonym of version 0.9x
GRUB 2 is the next generation
complete rewrite and is at a developmental phase
cleaner, safer, more robust, more portable and more powerful.
Ubuntu is already using GRUB 2

CONCLUSION


Many command line and graphical tools to configure grub
BOOTMGR, Syslinux, LILO, NTLDR are examples of other boot loader
Windows NT environment uses NTLDR
GRUB supports *nix, Mac OS and Windows

Questions


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