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Re: grub-mkrescue and hard links

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: grub-mkrescue and hard links
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:36:20 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:22:57PM +0000, Carles Pina i Estany wrote:
> Hello,
> grub-mkrescue is trying to execute cp -dpRl (l for link). If the origin
> and destination directories are in different file systems this fails.

One of the purposes of grub-mkrescue is to generate images that are bootable
using GRUB.  These images might be complete CDs or DVDs, making a complete
copy very undesireable.

I think I'd rather remove the copiing stage altogether and operate on the
original directory (this is not so strange, e.g. -boot-info-table in
mkisofs also modifies original data and is widely used).

Robert Millan

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