sysutils/grub - The NetBSD Packages Collection

GRand Unified Bootloader -- Boots *BSD, Linux, groks ffs, FAT, ext2

GRUB is the GRand Unified Bootloader.  Briefly, bootloader is the
first software program that runs when a computer starts. It is
responsible for loading and transferring control to the operating
system kernel software (such as NetBSD or Linux).  GRUB understands
ffs, FAT{16,32}, ext2fs, ReiserFS, minixfs, and VSTafs.  It can
directly boot NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Linux without any other
bootloader, loading a.out and ELF kernels from the disk and passing
along necessary arguments (in most cases).  It can also boot any
operating system (the above, plus e.g. Windows, OS/2) by chaining
to that operating system's specific loader.  Grub features a runtime
command line and loads its configuration at boot rather than
requiring rerunning of a separate utility.  Other features are TFTP
booting, serial console support, large disk support, support for
both DOS MBR label and BSD disklabel simultaneously, booting from
hard drive or floppy.

GRUB is available for the i386 architecture only.

Build dependencies

pkgtools/cwrappers devel/gmake

Runtime dependencies

(none)

Available binary packages

(none)

Binary packages can be installed with pkgin or pkg_add(1). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options

(none)

Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.


Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.


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