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From: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
Subject: Re: grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:04:16 -0400
On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Richard Yao <ryao@g.o> wrote:
>> 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.
>
> Now, that should make for a fun migration!  Fortunately I do have a
> separate boot already, and I guess I can be daring and overwrite it in
> place and trust in grub2 to still find the kernel elsewhere.
>
> Those without a separate boot and without any free space are likely to
> find this to be painful.  Resizing partitions isn't exactly
> risk-free...
>
> Rich
>

I think Richard is incorrect here; grub2 can live on any filesystem,
so long as some combination of modules can access it.


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