Bug#585068: Which partitioning schemes should be supported by GRUB?
abe at debian.org
Mon Jun 14 19:16:27 UTC 2010
tag 585068 + patch
Colin Watson wrote:
> How about the following patch, implementing this proposal? I've tested this
> with Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, and it's enough to make the boot loader work again
> out of the box after grub-install. The 'root' variable is still wrong, but
> that isn't particularly urgent as UUIDs usually take care of that.
> The kernel.img size increase is 84 bytes, yielding a core.img size
> increase of 50 bytes in this configuration (22932 -> 22982 bytes). Do I
> need to work on making that smaller somehow? It seems tolerable to me.
> 2010-06-14 Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com>
> Fix i386-pc prefix handling with nested partitions (Debian bug
> * kern/i386/pc/init.c (make_install_device): If the prefix starts
> with "(,", fill the boot drive in between those two characters, but
> expect that a full partition specification including partition map
> names will follow.
> * util/i386/pc/grub-setup.c (setup): Unless an explicit prefix was
> specified, write a prefix without the drive name but including a
> full partition specification.
That fixes the problem. Thanks!
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