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From: Richard Yao <ryao@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:54:23
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords by Rich Freeman
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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Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>