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Re: Please, help on Grub

From: Kurt Skauen
Subject: Re: Please, help on Grub
Date: 07 Nov 2000 23:37:18 +0100

OKUJI Yoshinori <address@hidden> writes:

>   You shouldn't use the command "makeactive" for any logical
> partition. The active flag is meaningful only in primary
> partitions. Perhaps BeOS's boot loader works without setting the root
> partition active, so just remove "makeactive" from the entry. If this
> doesn't work, let me know.

AFAIK BeOS search all disks/partitons for a bootable BFS and boot the
first it find ( I also believe the user can select another partiton
and the bootloader will then remember the selection and use it as the
default the next time it boots).

I think this is a nice feature. Maybe something to consider for grub?
Im currently working on an installer for AtheOS and it whould make my
job a bit simpler if I could write a generic config script that
instead of dictating the partition too boot from only said what FS to
use and what files should be found on the partition to make it a valid
boot-device. GRUB could then scan all partitions and check if all the
requierments was meet. If excactly one partition match it boot from
there if more than one match the user is presented with a list and if
none was found it starts the shell. If it also was able to write down
the last selection somewhere and use that as default during the next
boot everything whould be perfect :)

Anybody else think this whould be a good idea?

Kurt Skauen. ( http://www.atheos.cx/ )

"There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take
credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there." __
Indira Gandhi 

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