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Re: [PATCH] grub-install for EFI

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grub-install for EFI
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 21:18:41 +0200
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On Wednesday 16 May 2007 08:25, Robert Millan wrote:
> 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).

Providing a rudimentary tool rather harms the user.

> > 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).


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