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Re: Bug#475718: Bug #475718 grub gets confused by hybrid apple/pc partma

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Bug#475718: Bug #475718 grub gets confused by hybrid apple/pc partmap
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:06:10 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 07:36:25PM -0400, Chris Knadle wrote:
>    If you ask me, I think this unfortunately looks like a complex detection 
> problem -- which I think is eventually going to start with a *successful* 
> detection of the Apple partition (because Apple + PC partitions can 
> co-exist), followed by somehow *rejecting* that based on not finding any 
> Apple HFS+ partitions (avoiding scanning partition 0), re-detecting partmaps 
> (avoiding the failed Apple detection), and then going from there.  :-/  I've 
> been thinking about that problem.  No matter how I look at this issue, it's 
> messy.

It can't be so complicated;  your layout is properly detected on Linux, isn't

Maybe we just need to give preference to MSDOS partitions.

Btw, adding grub-devel to CC.  Let's try to have discussions in upstream list..

Robert Millan

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