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Re: GRUB is only able to setup root device to first eight hard drives

From: Jan Holčapek
Subject: Re: GRUB is only able to setup root device to first eight hard drives
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 18:13:07 +0200

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM, Felix Miata <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2010/06/21 07:57 (GMT+0200) Jan Holc(apek composed:
>> It was me who filed the CentOS bug, and I was encouraged to push it upstream.
>> So here I am :-)
> Check your CentOS bug. Was the encouragement from a triager? Or was it from
> the bug's owner? By now most distros know that any Legacy Grub "bugs" they
> want fixed will need fixing by the distro, not upstream. If CentOS has a
> Legacy Grub bug you want fixed or feature you want added, and no one from
> CentOS is willing or able to deal with your need or desire, you might try an
> investigation of other distros, which may have what you seek, which might be
> ported over to CentOS. Or, consider switching to one of those other distros.

I fully understand GRUB developers are not quite keen to touch GRUB Legacy code
these days, but over at http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-legacy.en.html
is stated that

"Only bugfixes will be made so that GRUB Legacy can still be used for
older systems."

To me, the issue I filed in CentOS is still a bug (of a kind), and
that's why I was hoping
this to be fixed directly in GRUB upstream.

It could be I just didn't get the above statement right.

Switching to other distro is not an option for me (and the company I work for).

Thanks anyway.

Jan Holcapek

> Also, if you use a primary partition as a host for Grub (used as /boot, but
> never mounted as /boot except temporarily for maintenance), any Grub version
> you please from any distro or from upstream can be installed there,
> regardless what distro(s) are installed elsewhere.

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> words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
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