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Re: [PATCH] grub2 for Cygwin

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grub2 for Cygwin
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2008 22:07:20 -0400

On Sat, 2008-04-05 at 14:44 +0200, Christian Franke wrote:

> OK, then I would suggest to (re)start with the small change for 
> grub-mkdevicemap.
> The patch is still current and already got positive feedback from Marco 
> and Robert.
> I can also repost it, if desired.

I understand you were asked to commit it yourself.  Did you get the
write access to the repository?

> > I think it would be nice to have a universal infrastructure for all
> > platforms that would use linker scripts instead of strip and objcopy on
> > all platforms.
> >   
> objcopy has to be used if the native object format on a platform is not 
> (the) ELF (variant the grub loader expects).
> Unfortunately, libbfd is apparently not designed to support conversion 
> of relocation info.

I see.

> > Perhaps you could clone git:// and keep the patches
> > in your local copy?
> OK, added this as remote to my repo.

One part of that patch is in the repository already.  I saw that your
patch makes some function static.  I checked the source for missing
prototypes, and committed the needed fixes.  It should be trivial to

> >> The cygwin port of grub2 is targeted to users who want a *n[iu]x 
> >> environment, but (have to) use Windows as main work OS for whatever 
> >> reason. They likely have already installed cygwin :-)
> >>     
> >
> > Why would they benefit from GRUB?  Just wondering.
> >
> >   
> The ability to maintain the boot manger and create rescue discs from 
> Cygwin shell without reboot is useful.

I see.  Thanks for your answers!

Pavel Roskin

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