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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:39:29
Message-Id: CAGfcS_m-07E=rsm26pkBsL0Z5JwrGavrt-QisSYCB-86t3UTRw@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords by Mike Gilbert
On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o> wrote:
> It does copy all of the images to /boot so that the grub shell can be > used to install an MBR image. grub:2 no longer has an interactive > shell and grub2-install must be used. Therefore, copying files to > /boot in the ebuild is completely pointless.
Does grub2-install place any stage files where they need to be, or are they no longer needed? I haven't experimented with it yet. Normally grub1 needs to be able to find the stage2 file, and that has to be on a partition the stage1.5 can read (I believe stage1.5 is in the diagnostic cylinder - it only uses the files in /boot during installation). I'm not sure if grub2 completely eliminates the need to have a "normal" partition somewhere, in a situation where raid+lvm+etc are used. Rich

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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords Richard Yao <ryao@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>