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Pretty much like the title says.

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04, and my installed grub packages are grub-pc and its various dependencies.

The package description says GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (PC/BIOS version) but the actual version, also showed at the grub prompt at boot, is 1.99.

Shouldn't the 1.x versions be the old Grub Legacy?

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Based on the grub software repository your theory isn't correct. – Ramhound May 6 '13 at 14:59
To be honest it's not a theory of mine, I've asked because I had no knowledge about the subject. – Sekhemty May 6 '13 at 15:01
Now you know. Build 1.99 is considered Grub 2 – Ramhound May 6 '13 at 15:06
Ok, thanks, it was a bit misleading. – Sekhemty May 6 '13 at 15:08
Not really considering Windows 7 is NT Kernel 6.1 and Windows 8 is actually NT Kernel 6.2. The proper version was displayed the build number of an application is meaningless to a normal user. – Ramhound May 6 '13 at 15:31
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As far as I know, GRUB 1.99 is GRUB 2.

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