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Re: macbook keyboard workaround (Re: [PATCH] Loading windows in macbook)

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: macbook keyboard workaround (Re: [PATCH] Loading windows in macbook)
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 13:23:14 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 11:34:07PM +0800, Bean wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:13 PM, Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 04:11:18AM +0800, Bean wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> This patch fix two problem that can cause problem for grub-pc in macbook.
> >
> > Somewhat unrelated but, it just made me remember:
> >
> > I received reports that performing the keyboard workaround for macbook
> > twice would hang GRUB.  This is typically done when chain-loading GRUB 2
> > core.img from GRUB Legacy.
> >
> > Does this sound plausible?  Is the workaround in GRUB 2 meant to support
> > system states in which it has already been performed?
> >
> The keyboard patch for grub2 should not affect system state. It's
> basically a polling mode read, with halt to prevent busy waiting.
> Also, I have tried chainloading core.img from grub2, and it works
> fine.

Strange.. does it work for you if you chainload it from GRUB Legacy?

Robert Millan

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