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Re: [patch] add setdefault X

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [patch] add setdefault X
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 16:57:51 +0100
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On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 10:10:16AM +0100, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> I think I have said this before, but I don't like modifying installed stage2 
> in this way. When I implemented it, I thought it was easy and good. But I was 
> wrong. That's because:
> * It requires changing the structure of stage2. This might introduce 
> incompatibity very easily.
> * It is not so easy actually.
> * It is somewhat dangerous, because it modifies a critical part of GRUB. If 
> there is a bug in that code, your system might become unbootable.
> So I'm still thinking of using a separate storage (e.g. as 
> /boot/grub/nvram.dat).

I see.. That means we have to move not only the onceonly flag, but also the
default flag.

Since the default flag is already in stage2, do you think we could add the
onceonly flag in stage2 temporarily, untill we move all the "default stuff"
somewhere else?

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

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