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Re: Searching UUID on floppies

From: Bean
Subject: Re: Searching UUID on floppies
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 13:43:13 +0800

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Bean <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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:
> noscan=fd
> The advantage of using variable is that we can use it in findroot as well.

BTW, if you merely need to change the scan order instead of disabling
it, you can just change the order the device is reported in biosdisk.


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