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Re: [RFC] Dynamic

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [RFC] Dynamic
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 16:00:23 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 02:25:51PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 10:18:27PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> > Colin Watson wrote:
> > > No, I don't think we will. grub-probe is perfectly capable of mapping
> > > /dev/sda1 to (hd0,1) even without;
> > 
> > I wasn't very fond of this because it's BIOS-specific.  But I guess we can
> > live with it.
> On second thought, I'm really not convinced we need this kind of logic.  It
> seems a lot like a workaround.
> Just leave it with (/dev/foo).

You mean literally with the parentheses? I don't understand, since /dev/
names will be unintelligible to GRUB when running outside an operating

> If you remove generation from grub-install, you can remove
> the backward compatibility hack while at it.

Which backward compatibility hack?

> In the future, we can rely on the initial value of $root as well, but this
> would require some rework (disk / partition split).

Would you mind elaborating on this? I would like to get this sorted out
and am willing to work on it.

Sorry to be stupid,

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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