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[bug #30375] Ability to put core.img on dedicated raw partition (not GPT

From: Adam Kulagowski
Subject: [bug #30375] Ability to put core.img on dedicated raw partition (not GPT)
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2010 08:10:20 +0000
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                 Summary: Ability to put core.img on dedicated raw partition
(not GPT)
                 Project: GNU GRUB
            Submitted by: fidor
            Submitted on: Wed 07 Jul 2010 08:10:19 AM GMT
                Category: Configuration
                Severity: Major
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: Feature Request
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
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        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 1.98
         Reproducibility: None
         Planned Release: None



As far as I understand, on typical non-GPT partitioned disk, core.img is
placed on Post MBR GAP. However sometimes, this space is already used by third
party programs (for example disk/laptop security/encryption programs). In such
case installing grub2 on MBR will erase such programs. I know, that I can
install GRUB on dedicated partition, using block list or create GPT partition
table (not always supported by third party programs) with bios_grub partiton
flag set. However such solution must be supported by disk ecnryption program
(Truecrypt supports it)

Feature request:

Is it possible to create raw,small partition (without filesystem) and add
feature to grub2, to write core.img to that partition. This will allow us for
not using blocklist. The dedicated partition could by specified by config
option or some other way (partition type etc).


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