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Re: [PATCH] Create floppy emulation boot CD with grub-mkimage

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Create floppy emulation boot CD with grub-mkimage
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 16:14:12 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 02:43:40PM +0100, Christian Franke wrote:
> This results in 6 possible image variants:
> 1. Floppy:                 --image-type=floppy
> 2. CD, no emulation:       --image-type=cdrom [--emulation=none]
> 3. CD, floppy emulation:   --image-type=cdrom --emulation=floppy
> 4. CD, hdd emulation:      --image-type=cdrom --emulation=hdd
> 5. USB without partitions: --image-type=superfloppy
> 6. USB with partitions:    --image-type=hdd
> It may be possible to use the image #1 as image #5.

I don't think it is really practical to support USB drives in grub-mkrescue.
You'd have to require root permissions, which IMO beats the point of having
a separate script from grub-install in first place.

Robert Millan

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