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Re: partition layouts - "root"

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: partition layouts - "root"
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 08:32:47 +0200
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Hollis Blanchard <address@hidden> writes:

>> Personally I do not care about if GRUB is confusing for linux users.
>> As I see it, GRUB is not only a linux loader.
> I see that Mach also uses "root" as a kernel argument. I certainly
> agree that GRUB is not only a Linux loader. However I strongly
> disagree that we should intentionally confuse Linux users.

It is not intentionally to confuse people.

> Perhaps using "grubroot", "grubprefix", "grubbase", or similar will be
> acceptable?

For me it is, of course, open or discussion.  However, I just like
`root'.  I do not like the grub prefix.  When removing the prefix
grubroot and grubprefix are not possible.  Perhaps base, but you would
have to convince Okuji.

>>> I cannot find any grub_env_get("root") callers.
>> I thought I have changed the command to the variable.  But perhaps
>> this was only done for prefix (although that would be weird...).  In
>> that case we need a `root' variable.  It is high on my todo list now,
>> but don't rely too much on me and my todo list and please write it if
>> you need it.  It is the right thing to do it this way.
> So each menu entry should look something like this?
>       title foo
>               set root=bar
>               multiboot /kernel

That is right.


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