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From: Richard Yao <ryao@g.o>
Subject: Re: grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:56:47 -0400
On 06/29/2012 03:04 PM, Mike Gilbert wrote:
> 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.
> 

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.

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-- Mike Gilbert
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-- Mike Frysinger
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-- Mike Gilbert
Re: grub:2 keywords
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-- Mike Gilbert
Re: grub:2 keywords
-- Rich Freeman
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-- Richard Yao
Re: grub:2 keywords
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