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Re: Next release?

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Next release?
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 01:15:07 +0200
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On Wednesday 16 July 2008 00:31:39 Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 23:04 +0200, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> > I am sorry, but can I ask why you want to remove Did I miss
> > any discussion?
> There was a short discussion, but I write it more concisely now.
> 1) We don't want to cache anything.  Any cached information risks to
> become stale.
> 2) We don't want to rely on knowing how BIOS would see the devices at
> the boot time.  If GRUB is installed in a way that more than one drive
> is involved, it's our responsibility to do it reliably or not at all.
> 3) We don't want floppies or any unrelated drives to be touched when
> they are not involved.

OK. Then how do you install GRUB into (hd1) in a development machine, which is 
(hd0) in a booting machine? When GRUB may not correctly determine BIOS 
drives, do you want to just give up?


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