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On 06/29/2012 03:04 PM, Mike Gilbert wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Rich Freeman <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Richard Yao <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> I think Richard is incorrect here; grub2 can live on any filesystem,
> so long as some combination of modules can access it.
Do you know what function the BIOS Boot Partion serves? It is necessary
when using GRUB2's ZFS support. I was under the impression that it
stored boot code.