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From: Richard Yao <ryao@g.o>
Subject: Re: grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:51:22 -0400
On 06/29/2012 02:38 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
> 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
> 

GRUB2 does away with the conventional stage files. It also wants a
special BIOS Boot Partition in order to function. That is where it
stores the equivalent of the stage2 bootcode. That is similar to
FreeBSD's bootloader.

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