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Re: [PATCH] UUID support

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [PATCH] UUID support
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 00:50:42 +0800

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 11:13 PM, Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> This patch implements UUID support in ext2, then in grub-probe and search
> command, and finally in update-grub scripts.
> The result is that when UUID can be used (i.e. our /boot is ext2), update-grub
> puts the number in grub.cfg as a parameter to search command, and no longer
> relies on hardcoded values for the `root' variable.
> This is very helpful specially when only maps to broken drive
> names (which happens always on OFW and sometimes on BIOS).

Nice, this is a much needed feature in grub2.

BTW, I think we can embed the UUID of the root device in
core.img/grub.elf, so that when the traditional root device fails to
locate normal.mod, it uses the UUID to scan for root device.


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