Bug#542424: grub-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible.
fzielcke at z-51.de
Fri Aug 21 16:03:55 UTC 2009
Am Freitag, den 21.08.2009, 12:29 +0200 schrieb Marc Haber:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 08:16:15AM +0200, Felix Zielcke wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 19.08.2009, 22:57 +0200 schrieb Marc Haber:
> > > So sfdisk is essentially incompatible to grub 2?
> > Just make sure the first partition starts at sector 63 like any normal
> > partioning tool does.
> Is this requirement documented anywhere in the vast amount of
> up-to-date documentation that is available for grub 2?
No because it's not a requirement. It's just recommended.
And as I already wrote any normal partitioning tool makes partitions
starting at sector 63 not 1
I think sfdisk is more for the advanced people.
> > > > grub-legacy should tell you too that it can't embed stage1.5 just not
> > > > that visible.
> > >
> > > It has however never shown any unreliability in years on hundreds of
> > > hosts. grub 2 says it won't function properly.
> > With grub-legacy it's exactly the same.
> > We just decided to make it more clear in grub2 that blocklists aren't
> > that great.
> This is like actively scaring off people. Blocklists work just fine in
> years of hundreds of hosts. You're spreading a lot of FUD.
> Actually, Blocklists even have some (small) advantages over embedding.
Well it was Robert not me who made the warning.
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