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From: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:06:32
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords by Rich Freeman
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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Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords Richard Yao <ryao@g.o>