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Re: Searching UUID on floppies

From: Bean
Subject: Re: Searching UUID on floppies
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 13:38:07 +0800

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 6:14 AM, Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello!
> An old system with a floppy drive has a minor regression with the
> current GRUB.  It makes some noises for a second or two when GRUB loads,
> apparently trying to find a floppy disk in the drive.
> It's possible that some misconfigured systems may even hang or wait for
> a long time if the floppy drive is absent, but BIOS expects it to be
> present.  It's easy to blame users, but it will be seen as a regression.
> Perhaps the UUID search should start with the hard drives and then go to
> the floppies as the last resort?

Good point, but I think we shouldn't hard coded the scan method in
search. Perhaps we can add a option to search to skip some device,
something such as:

search --ignore-device=fd /file

Or we can use a variable like:


The advantage of using variable is that we can use it in findroot as well.


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