[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Should setup be reverted always to pass 'd' to install?

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Should setup be reverted always to pass 'd' to install?
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 19:06:24 +0100
User-agent: KMail/1.6.1

On Thursday 02 December 2004 22:15, Colin Watson wrote:
> I used the attached patch (or something very similar; I don't have
> the exact code any more, but I remember it quite well).

No patch is attached...

> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-grub/2002-12/msg00029.html
> suggests that this test program prints out similar information to
> what I got in a somewhat more readable form?


> Ah, I see. Hmm. Is there any way that either (a) GRUB could detect
> the BIOS problem from userspace at grub-install time (I somehow doubt
> it) or (b) that grub-install could automatically regenerate
> device.map when the boot drive is changed to avoid the situation you
> describe above?

No, impossible without OS support. AFAIK, Linux 2.6 supports this kind 
of feature partially, only for the boot drive. By using this feature, 
the automatic detection can be improved a bit, but it is necessary to 
have information between OS devices and BIOS drives for all drives but 
not only for the boot drive, to detect the mapping information 


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]