#40 Short review of GAG (Tech)

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GPT (1)
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2015-02-07
2013-09-23
Guus Bonnema
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I want to point you to a small review I found at Tech Republic :

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/review-gag-the-graphical-boot-loader/?tag=nl.e101&s_cid=e101&ttag=e101&ftag=TRE684d531

The overall criticism is positive: the reviewer is enthousiastic about your software. The one reservation he has is about GPT and I quote:

"Really, the only downside I've noticed is the lack of support for machines with the next generation Extensible Firmware Architecture setup and GPT volumes. Because GAG is GPT-unaware, GAG won't be able to detect volumes set up in that layout mode. Your best option at this point is to consider using GRUB instead. "

Is there a chance you will be able to support GPT in the future?

Guus.

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  • Hi Guus:

    Unfortunately, the answer is "no". Gag is an old piece of software,
    written directly in assembler (not in a high-level language like C), so
    it would be a pain to port it to UEFI.

    Sorry.

    El 23/09/13 11:17, Guus Bonnema escribió:


    [feature-requests:#40] Short review of GAG (Tech)

    Status: open
    Labels: GPT
    Created: Mon Sep 23, 2013 09:17 AM UTC by Guus Bonnema
    Last Updated: Mon Sep 23, 2013 09:17 AM UTC
    Owner: nobody

    I want to point you to a small review I found at Tech Republic :

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/review-gag-the-graphical-boot-loader/?tag=nl.e101&s_cid=e101&ttag=e101&ftag=TRE684d531

    The overall criticism is positive: the reviewer is enthousiastic about your software. The one reservation he has is about GPT and I quote:

    "Really, the only downside I've noticed is the lack of support for machines with the next generation Extensible Firmware Architecture setup and GPT volumes. Because GAG is GPT-unaware, GAG won't be able to detect volumes set up in that layout mode. Your best option at this point is to consider using GRUB instead."

    Is there a chance you will be able to support GPT in the future?

    Guus.


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    • Tuomo Latto
      Tuomo Latto
      2013-11-02

      Unfortunately, the answer is "no". Gag is an old piece of software,
      written directly in assembler (not in a high-level language like C), so
      it would be a pain to port it to UEFI.

      I don't think anyone needs the full UEFI support (quite just yet anyway).
      However, it would be nice if there was a simple way of booting partitions on a secondary (or even primary) GPT drive.

      Now, I'm first to admit that I don't know much anything about the subject, but I think it might be enough to read the GPT on the drive, get the partition offsets that way and then proceed as usual. I mean, what else is there?

      I'd really hate the emergence of 3TB drives to kill off this bootmanager. It's probably the best one out there.