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Tue, 10 Jul 2007 15:26:43 -0500
On Mon, 2007-07-09 at 17:05 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> What's the point of GRUB_IEEE1275_FLAG_NO_PARTITION_0 ? We have code that
> checks this flag, but nobody initialises it:
> disk/ieee1275/ofdisk.c: if (! grub_ieee1275_test_flag
> include/grub/ieee1275/ieee1275.h: GRUB_IEEE1275_FLAG_NO_PARTITION_0,
In IEEE1275, partition 0 (as in "disk:0") means "the whole disk".
However, CodeGen-based firmware (that means Genesi) have a bug where
partition 0 is actually disk partition 1. In that case, to access the
whole disk, GRUB must open "disk" instead of "disk:0".
I have no idea how the initialization got lost; it should be initialized
in the same place that the other flags are. Checking cvs history may be