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Re: hey all

From: Lennart Sorensen
Subject: Re: hey all
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 09:59:23 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sun, Mar 04, 2012 at 02:16:52PM +0000, Chris C wrote:
> I is new here and thought it would be a good idea to contribute to the
> project seen as i been using grub for so long.
> Not sure what the current status or idea is for setting the install
> environment, eg qemu, multiboot, pc etc. There is lots of junk info
> floating around the net concerning Bios GPT partitions. Some say the
> bios ef02 partition needs be setup at sector 1 or it wont work, some
> soy there should be a space around this partition. Others say that
> gparted blats the gpt table so it wont work with bios gpt boot. 

Given GPT goes from sector 1 to 33, clearly that's wrong.  No partition
could start before sector 34 typically.

I have not personally had any restrictions on where the ef02 partition
is placed.

> I have tested it on a 2tb drive in every way shape or form and as long
> as the partition is made and set to ef02 grub works on it. 

That is my experience too.

> Major problem for grub >=V1.99 is setting the platform its to be
> installed on. I dont think it can be done automatically. I set it as a
> parameter, moded the grub2-install script and made it so i add
> grub2-install --platform=pcgpt --no-floppy /dev/xxx
> Not sure if thats the best way to do it. Unfortunately i only did it
> for my platform so its the only option it works for, i was just
> testing it really.
> I see that grub2.0beta has the platform specified under the
> transform="s,grub,grub2," 
> so that sends my idea out the window lol. 
> There is no user output telling the user in anyway that there
> installing in i386-qemu platform etc.
> I find most aspect generally very stable indeed. Some very good work on
> this version of grub. Good job

Len Sorensen

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