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Re: [PATCH] grub-install for EFI

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grub-install for EFI
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 08:25:24 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 10:16:11PM +0200, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> On Friday 11 May 2007 18:03, Robert Millan wrote:
> > Please have a look at this patch that adds grub-install for EFI and tell me
> > what you think.  I have some doubts/comments myself, and I'll reply to my
> > own message to use the patch context.
> In my opinion, grub-install is not very useful without grub-setup.

It saves a pair of things to the user (figuring out which modules are needed,
and what to do with the resulting grub.efi image).  From Debian POV, it's very
important so that grub installs can be automated from debian-installer (without
duplicating code, that is).

> As I 
> haven't reverse-engineered "bless" yet, I don't know how to implement it. I 
> guess it just modifies some bytes in a superblock or somewhere, though.

What is bless needed for?  In my environment (Debian GNU/Linux on a qemu
sandbox with EFI firmware), it was not necessary to get grub.efi booting
(although later it had issues accessing filesystems other than the EFI
partition, but I suppose this might be a qemu/firmware bug).

Robert Millan

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