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Re: [RFC PATCH] Sector 2 of non-embedded core.img: write early or patch
Re: [RFC PATCH] Sector 2 of non-embedded core.img: write early or patch later?
Sun, 29 Jun 2008 16:23:24 +0300
Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 (Windows/20080421)
Robert Millan wrote:
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 05:24:59PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
We have a serious problem with installing onto partitions (e.g.
grub-install /dev/sda1) and drives with geometry that doesn't leave
enough space for core.img to be embedded before the first partition.
While it's not a desirable configuration, it should work, but it
Do we really want to support this? I don't think there's any reliable way
to tell where filesystem metadata starts. So unless we're talking about a
dedicated partition, this sounds like a no-go.
This also relates to problem with installing to MBR and there is no room
for embedding core.img there. I have been using USB stick where there is
not enough room for core.img what I want to store there. So only option
is to leave core.img to filesystem and install MBR.