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Re: [PATCH] Scan root device dynamically at startup

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Scan root device dynamically at startup
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 15:54:02 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 06:22:25PM +0800, Bean wrote:
> Hi,
> For normal boot, the root device is passed to core.img in preloader.
> However, if we load grub2 using linux header, there is no way to know
> the root device. This patch add a new module findroot that can be used
> to scan the root directory at startup.
> One important usage is to create a grub2 boot file for vista boot loader:
> mkimage -o g2ntfs.img pc ntfs biosdisk findroot
> cat lnxboot.img g2ntfs.img > g2ntfs.mbr
> The result g2ntfs.mbr is within 32K, which can be loaded by vista in
> one pass, no need to use the g2ldr.mbr anymore. The findroot modules
> ensure that prefix is set properly before switching to normal mode.
> If findroot is not used to create core.img, the original booting method 
> remains.

The module is called findroot, but it initialises $prefix rather than $root.
Shouldn't it be findprefix or so?

Also, what this module is doing looks very similar to "search --set".  Did
you check if search command can be used for what you want?  (or otherwise

Robert Millan

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