Bug#542424: grub-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible.
mh+debian-bugs at zugschlus.de
Wed Aug 19 15:25:12 UTC 2009
When I try updating an existing Debian sid system to grub-pc, I get
the following mesages:
Setting up grub-pc (1.96+20090808-1) ...
grub-setup: warn: This msdos-style partition label has no post-MBR gap; embedding won't be possible!
grub-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and its use is discouraged.
The disk was partitioned with
echo -e "0,$P1SIZE,0x83\n,,0x8e\n;" | sfdisk -uM --no-reread $DEVICE
with P1SIZE most probably being 400.
This is the resulting partition table:
$ sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sda
Disk /dev/sda: 4294 MB, 4294967296 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 522 cylinders, total 8388608 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 819314 409657 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 819315 8385929 3783307+ 8e Linux LVM
Is grub misdiagnosing, or are all my existing systems prone to get
unstable when I have to use blocklists to convert to grub2 in the
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