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Re: Which partitioning schemes should be supported by GRUB?

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: Which partitioning schemes should be supported by GRUB?
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:29:09 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 02:47:11AM +0200, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko 
> On 06/15/2010 01:21 PM, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 07:12:38PM +0200, Grégoire Sutre wrote:
> >> On 06/14/2010 18:43, Colin Watson wrote:
> >>> Do you have any suggestions on how to deal with that?  I'm not familiar
> >>> with multiboot and need guidance.
> >>
> >> A possible solution would be to use the multiboot-command line.  AFAIK,
> >> the boot_device field of the multiboot information structure is supposed
> >> to pass this kind of partition information, but you cannot specify the
> >> partmaps in this field, hence its interpretation is ambiguous.
> >
> > That would potentially allow a user to override things, but doesn't help
> > with users who don't change their configuration.  Unless the user
> > explicitly configures things, boot_device is all we've got.
> Apparently multiboot part has revealed to be a bit more tricky due to
> heterogenity. Go ahead with non-multiboot part, I'll review multiboot
> part separately (need to think about it a bit)

OK, thanks.  I've committed the non-multiboot part as per

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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