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rename partmap/pc.c? (Re: macbook EFI experiences)

From: Robert Millan
Subject: rename partmap/pc.c? (Re: macbook EFI experiences)
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 11:41:50 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 11:35:01AM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> You're confusing BIOS-based boot with msdos partition labels.  You can use
> GPT just fine when booting from BIOS (although Intel tries to hide that
> fact by embedding the GPT spec inside the EFI spec).

Btw, maybe this hints that we don't have a very appropiate name for

Initially, GRUB assumed that i386-pc always wants 'pc' partmap; later it
was fixed to support BIOS-based boot on GPT.  As it stands, I don't think
it makes much sense to relate msdos labels with PC.  In the original PC
it was an OS issue after all, just like FAT, since BIOS just loaded the MBR
and didn't care what the partition layout were.

What would you all think about renaming to partmap/msdos.c ?

Robert Millan

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