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Re: grub2: symlink on reiserfs: error: file not found

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: grub2: symlink on reiserfs: error: file not found
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 09:46:48 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 11:34:38PM +0200, Christian Meyer wrote:
> Bean <address@hidden> schrieb am 26.02.2008 06:37:47:
> > Ok, i found the bug, symbol link name in reiserfs is not null-ended,
> > so we need to add 0 at the end of string:
> I am no programmer, so I had to wait for this:
> Robert Millan closed the bug at Debian bug tracking system:
> but I cannot confirm that the bug is gone in Debians current (sid) version: 
> 1.96+20080413-1
> The standard-install of the mentioned version links directly to kernel and 
> ramdisk, so it works.
> But if you change grub.cfg to load kernel and ramdisk via symlink the error 
> still exists:
> menuentry "Debian GNU/Linux (4.0) (on /dev/hda3)" {
>       set root=(hd0,3)
>       linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 ramdisk_size=100000 lang=de apm=power-off 
> nomce vga=0x317 quiet noresume splash 
>       initrd /initrd.img
> }
> results in:
> error: you must load the kernel first
> typing the commands manually at grub-prompt leads to
> error: file not found
> after the linux /vmlinuz ... line.
> An interesting behavior of the older version (before February 25, 2008) seems 
> to be gone:
> (I discovered it after you committed your changes so I thought it is useless) 
> If you waited for the boot-countdown the symlinks worked as expected 
> (system-boot), but
> if you selected the same line manually (e.g. by just pressing enter) leads to
> error: you must load the kernel first
> Please let me know if I can provide additional information.

Please provide a filesystem image where we can reproduce this

Robert Millan

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