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Re: booting kernel of NetBSD (Re: UFS (FFS) support seems broken in grub

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: booting kernel of NetBSD (Re: UFS (FFS) support seems broken in grub2)
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 09:53:29 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 01:24:57PM -0800, walt wrote:
> Yes!  I just discovered that I can multiboot the netbsd kernel off
> of a FAT32 fs or even an NTFS fs, but *not* off of a UFS fs :o/
> Apparently "something bad" happens to the kernel in the process of
> reading or loading it from the UFS fs.  I can read small text files
> from a UFS fs, however, so I'm thinking maybe this has something to
> do with the size of the netbsd kernel?

I just committed a check in grub-probe that attempts to read and verify files
using GRUB filesystems and compares them with output from your system.  E.g.
if you do:  grub-probe -t fs /full/path/to/file it will compare and verify it
using fs/ufs.c.

Bean, IIRC you planned add something similar.  Is this feature useful to you?

Robert Millan

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