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Re: Next release?

From: Colin D Bennett
Subject: Re: Next release?
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 07:11:26 -0700

On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 19:52:15 -0400
Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 01:32 +0200, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> > If a boot drive is the same as a root drive, you are right.
> > Otherwise we need to do so.
> >
> > I think we have seen tons of examples with GRUB Legacy which may
> > not be solved automatically in all cases. If one digs into the
> > archive of bug-grub, I guess several cases would be found easily.
> > With GRUB 2, we can avoid embedding BIOS drive numbers in many
> > cases, using UUIDs or labels or files. But this does not always
> > work, so I am afraid that we need to support, even if it
> > is an evil necessity.
> That's a very advanced setup.  I actually cannot imagine why anyone
> would use different boot and root drives.  Well, maybe the boot drive
> has no partitions that GRUB or the host OS can access? 

I have used machines that have multiple Linux versions spread across
two drives, but one common /boot partition so they can all be booted
from GRUB.  This doesn't seem unusual to me.

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