GRUB Legacy is not actively developed any longer. Only bugfixes will be made so that GRUB Legacy can stil be used for older systems.
GRUB Legacy has the following features:
- Compliance with the Multiboot Specification
- Basic functions are easy for an end-user to use.
- Good functionality for OS experts/designers.
- Compatibility for booting FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and GNU/Linux. Proprietary OS's such as most current Windows releases and OS/2 are supported via a chain-loading function.
In addition to the requirements above, GNU GRUB Legacy has the following additional features:
- Support multiple executable formats.
- Support non-Multiboot OS's.
- Load multiple modules.
- Support a human-readable configuration file.
- Menu interface.
- Flexible command-line interface.
- Support for multiple filesystem types.
- Support for automatic decompression.
- Data accessability on any installed device.
- Geometry translation independence.
- Detection of all installed RAM.
- Support for Logical Block Address (LBA) mode.
- Ability to download OS images from a network.
- Support for diskless systems.
- Support for remote terminals.
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