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Re: [PATCH] nested partitions

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nested partitions
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:52:41 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 08:31:35AM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> When you hide complexity from the user, the user doesn't generally care or
> want to understand what this involves.  When we accept "(hd0,1)" from the
> user, it implies we know what's the partition label in hd0, but reality is
> that we're just guessing.  User, however, will expect things to "just work",
> and if they fail will blame it on GRUB.  This is what I refer to when I
> speak of burden.

Btw, I forgot to mention that initially GRUB took a very different approach:
labels were considered arch-specific, so on i386-pc you only had msdos labels,
on powerpc-ieee1275 you only had apple labels, etc.  With this approach, the
probing problem doesn't exist.

Robert Millan

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