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From: Richard Yao <ryao@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:59:50
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords by Mike Gilbert
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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Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>