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Re: poor error reporting from embed; stage1_5 size?

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: poor error reporting from embed; stage1_5 size?
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 21:56:46 +0900
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At 07 Dec 2001 18:21:20 -0500,
Eric Mumpower wrote:
> How hard a limit is the 62-sector limit? (I wish to use this information in
> composing a patch to the Debian FAI maintainer which enhances the
> GRUB-compatability of the FAI disk-partitioning automation tools.)

Not much. As you can see, even reiserfs_stage1_5 is about 9KB at the
moment. In the reality, I imagine that all Stage 1.5 images will be
less than 20KB.

> Can we assume that GRUB's stage1_5 and stage2 loaders will never be
> intentionally distributed in a form larger than 62 sectors?

As for Stage 1.5, yes. Stage 2 is already much bigger.


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