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[bug #24181] grub-install fails to recognize SD/MMC cards on Linux (/dev

From: Harald Welte
Subject: [bug #24181] grub-install fails to recognize SD/MMC cards on Linux (/dev/mmcblkN)
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 15:21:15 +0000
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                 Summary: grub-install fails to recognize SD/MMC cards on
Linux (/dev/mmcblkN)
                 Project: GNU GRUB
            Submitted by: laforge
            Submitted on: Mon 01 Sep 2008 03:21:10 PM GMT
                Category: Installation
                Severity: Major
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Harald Welte
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: svn
         Reproducibility: Every Time
         Planned Release: 



When grub-install is invoked to install the grub bootloader onto a SD/MMC
card, it fails because the grub-install script does not include regular
expressions for linux SD/MMC devices called /dev/mmcblkN

The 'boot from SD card' feature is already present in some currently shipping
hardware like some ASUS eeePC models.  Industry rumours say that multiple BIOS
vendors are adding support for this, as well as a certain well-known
manufacturer of proprietary operating systems.  This is thus bound to become a
standard feature just like booting from USB has.

It would be great to have boot-from-SD support in grub and the major
distributions  before those devices become more popular :)

The following patch (against grub svn) adresses this issue:


File Attachments:

Date: Mon 01 Sep 2008 03:21:10 PM GMT  Name: grub-install-sdmmc.patch  Size:
711B   By: laforge
proposed fix


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