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Re: [PATCH] memdisk + grub-mkrescue

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] memdisk + grub-mkrescue
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:02:51 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 09:11:04PM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> I wish I could use it on PowerPC to work around the "claim failed"
> problem, but I'll still need to link "memdisk" and "cpio" with
> grub-mkimage.

I don't understand.  How would this work around the problem?

> I have a patch for PowerPC, but I think I'll hold it until your patch is
> committed.  I could change my patch to be more in-sync with i386, in
> particular use /boot/grub as the blessed directory.

Cool!  Could you send it to the list?  I'd like to see if it'll work on
i386-elf targets.

> > I just added it because we don't seem to have a way to define which modules
> > should be autoloaded (other than grub.cfg itself).  And I'm afraid not 
> > loading
> > it by default will confuse users.  I don't know how to improve this, but 
> > ideas
> > are welcome, of course.
> Actually, if biosdisk is a part of the core image, other modules are
> preloaded.  I don't quite understand the mechanism.

Ah.  Could be, yes.  The mechanism is basicaly that GRUB checks for an *.lst
file (I forgot which) which teaches it which dependencies each module has.

In core.img build time I don't know, but it's probably the same.

Robert Millan

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