The GRUB tags are a mess. We have "grub" and "grub2" which might be fine except that the "grub" tag wiki says that it's "a modern bootloader installed by many distros nowadays". Either that's new and it should be a synonym of the "grub2" tag or it's really old, because GRUB 1 certainly isn't modern.

I propose that we blacklist "grub" and start using "grub2" and "grub-legacy". Note that both of the two alternatives will show up as suggestions when an asker types "grub".

  • So I killed the low hanging fruit on this. (questions tagged grub and grub2, and the tag wikis) second branch: questions tagged grub containing the word grub-legacy.
    – hildred
    Commented Dec 26, 2013 at 21:16
  • can we have a moderator lock the grub tag like the install tag? or do you think I'll finish first?
    – hildred
    Commented Dec 26, 2013 at 22:32
  • @hildred ask a new Meta question
    – strugee
    Commented Dec 27, 2013 at 2:49
  • New question posted.
    – hildred
    Commented Dec 27, 2013 at 2:56

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I support this proposal. The two versions of grub share a name but are configured and managed in ways that make answers or suggestions meant for one innapropriate for the other. Additionally, grub2 has enough new features that it will function in installations that either grub won't (EFI) or is difficult (/ on lvm,raid).

Getting rid of in favor of and is a good idea.

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    I'll accept this answer in a day or two but I think the silence so far means people are OK with it
    – strugee
    Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 20:16
  • Man, I clicked those "tags" like 3-5 times.
    – Braiam
    Commented Dec 25, 2013 at 17:40

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