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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:38:39 -0400
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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