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Re: grub disk-image builder.

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: grub disk-image builder.
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 11:19:58 +0100
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Robert Millan <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 10:33:24PM +0100, Franklin PIAT wrote:
>> Hello,
>> For my personal needs, i've written a script to build floppy or
>> hard-disk images.
>> It's very similar to (and slightly based on it),
>> except the images are formatted. Therefore it's possible to put
>> a grub.cfg and splash images on it.
> It's already possible to put arbitrary files in grub-mkrescue.  Is that
> what you needed?
> If you find that something is missing in grub-mkrescue, I think it's better
> to get it integrated in the same script rather than providing a collection
> of utilities.
> grub-mkrescue is only aimed at creating floppies (or CD images, although
> we don't support that too well yet).  For disks or disk-like media, 
> grub-install
> should work.  Did you find any drawback or limitation in that method?  It's
> very useful for us that you tell us, since we can't think of every possible
> use case.

It would be useful, for testing, if grub-mkrescue can make a floppy/hd
image with a filesystem on it.  IIRC it can't make hd images yet,


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