boottool

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boottool and Linux::Bootloader provide a generic interface for detecting the installed bootloader.

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boottool and Linux::Bootloader provide a generic interface for detecting the installed bootloader, updating bootloader configuration files, and performing boot-once to a given kernel.

Supported bootloaders include grub, yaboot, lilo and elilo.

There are essentially four major pieces in this package. First is Linux::Bootloader itself its subclasses for Grub, Lilo, et al. These provide functionality for modifying the bootloader config files and interacting with the bootloaders. Second is Linux::Bootloader::Detect, which is conceptually distinct in that it simply analyzes the system to see what bootloader is in use, etc.

Third is boottool, a script that taps both of these modules to provide a command line utility for modifying bootloaders in a general purpose way. Fourth are an assortment of other little helper scripts for doing related things, such as installing kernel files, determining kernel versions, and so forth.

Requirements:

Perl

What's New in This Release:

The boot-once support for eLilo and grub was improved.
A few corner-case bugs were fixed and the code was cleaned up.
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Last updated on September 12th, 2006

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