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Re: Support for RAID in grub-setup


From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: Support for RAID in grub-setup
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 00:16:26 +0200
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At Sat, 29 Jul 2006 13:21:47 +0200,
Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> 
> On Friday 28 July 2006 01:13, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > It would be possible to calculate how to write the image to the file
> > so it ends up being a consecutive image on the physical disk. But I
> > think it's not worth the trouble, especially given that we can always
> > embed the kernel if we keep the size below the 31k.
> 
> It would depend on the user... AFAIK, some stupid Windows software wants to 
> use that region for something else.

I think the number of people who use RAID and such stupid Windows
software on the same hard disk is pretty small. :-)

This is probably different for LVM. But AFAIK we are currently always
overwriting the region and booting will fail if the stupid Windows
software overwrites that region.

Jeroen Dekkers




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