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Re: Installing GRUB 2 on a CompactFlash card

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: Installing GRUB 2 on a CompactFlash card
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 18:57:39 -0400

On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 02:11 -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> Quoting Colin D Bennett <address@hidden>:
> > If I create one partition on the CF card, for GRUB, I assume I should
> > set up my grub.cfg to refer to it as (hd0,1) since this will only be
> > used on the TARGET SYSTEM, right?
> I suggest that you use the current GRUB from CVS and use UUID to refer  
> to any drives.  update-grub will generate the new style grub.cfg, but  
> be sure to back up your current grub.cfg in case it gets overwritten.
> > Then on my development workstation I will do:
> >    grub-install /dev/sdc
> >
> > But will this affect my development workstation's "/boot" ?
> I don't think current GRUB will allow you to do that, but if  
> cross-device installs were supported, it would indeed overwrite  
> /boot/grub

P.S. Current GRUB is broken.  Please use the version as of June 5.  If
ext3 is involved, use the version from May 19.  That won't have UUID,
but it would be safer.

Things may be fixed soon, even hours from now, but I cannot give any
promises.  Sorry for inconvenience.

Pavel Roskin

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