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Re: Please, help on Grub

From: Kurt Skauen
Subject: Re: Please, help on Grub
Date: 08 Nov 2000 12:01:53 +0100

OKUJI Yoshinori <address@hidden> writes:

> From: Kurt Skauen <address@hidden>
> Subject: Re: Please, help on Grub
> Date: 07 Nov 2000 23:37:18 +0100
> > 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.
>   Actually, I thought of the very thing when I wrote the command
> "find". I haven't said, but the command was the first step to
> configure GRUB automatically. Unfortunately, I was driven with more
> urgent tasks after that time, so I forgot my original goal. If you
> could work on this, I would be very happy.

I might be able to work on it eventually but it will take a long time
still since I am very busy with the AtheOS project. I whould preferre
to just wait for somebody else to do it :)
> > 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 :)
>   GRUB can save the last selected entry, but I guess you mean, GRUB
> should save the last selected partition of an entry as well. Uggh,
> that's not so easy, I think.

I don't think that whould be very important. Atleast I whould not
think it was unresonable if I had to select a new default if I
added/removed a disk or repartitioned, reformatted or in any other way
made the previous default selection invalid. I think it whould be
sufficient to check that the default selection is still valid, and ask
the user to reselect one of the bootable partitions if it is not. It
should ofcorse be possible to override the default in any condition.

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." __
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