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Re: UFS fixes

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: UFS fixes
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 17:45:14 +0200
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Rink Springer <address@hidden> writes:


> Over the last few weeks, I've been working on the FreeBSD/xbox port.
> However, in order to make it self-booting, the Xbox Linux BIOS (called
> Cromwell) had to be expanded so it can read UFS filesystems.
> As Cromwell is based on GRUB, Ed Schouten (who has assisted me during
> the porting effort) has merged Grub's UFS2 support to Cromwell and asked
> me to test it.
> It turned out, that the UFS2 support is horribly broken. There are
> miscalculations in the block to LBA code, which results on my test setup
> that the block number used for /boot/ was in fact that of
> /boot/defaults/!

Did you have a look at GRUB 2?  Perhaps it is easier to port the
GRUB 2 UFS support (1+2) to GRUB Legacy.  This code is GPL'ed and if it does
not work, I can fix it for GRUB 2 if I can reproduce it.


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