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Re: UUID-based boot (Re: [PATCH] Environment block support for grub2)

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: UUID-based boot (Re: [PATCH] Environment block support for grub2)
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 00:03:18 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 01:22:23AM +0800, Bean wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 12:43 AM, Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Sorry for the delay; it was quite a bit of work as I got hit by a number of
> > bugs here and there :-)
> >
> > Considering that the problem was quite similar to the "boot from LVM" issue
> > we already knew about, I thought it'd be a good idea to start with that.
> >
> > Although not directly related, the patch at in "boot from LVM / RAID" mail I
> > just sent would allow to easily boot via UUID as well.
> >
> > If we add a UUID-based disk driver (see "disk/fs_uuid.c" mail), then it's 
> > just
> > a matter of increasing the grub_prefix size so that an UUID can fit in it, 
> > and
> > adjusting the install scripts to do it.
> >
> > Here's a sample (untested) patch to illustrate it.
> I take a quick look at your patch, the method should work, but i
> remember okuji oppose embedding device name in prefix, don't know how
> he look at it now.

Do you remember why?  (or where it was discussed)

Anyway, CCing him.  Okuji, please say something! :-)

Robert Millan

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