|Subject:||Re: [RFC] Allow separate boot block and core.img location?|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:56:30 -0500|
grub-install --boot-block-location=/dev/sda --core-img-location=/dev/sda[63+1985] => embed core image in the 1985 sectors starting at LBA 63 on /dev/sda This would be helpful in dealing with certain software that tend to use the MBR area to store their configuration. For example, TrueCrypt disk encryption software uses LBA 62 (0x3E) to store the volume header of the system volume. I know that the use of the MBR area by any such software is not approriate, however, some extra flexibility in the grub-installer will certainly address some of these issues.Cheers!
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From: Andrey Borzenkov
Sent: 12/16/13 02:36 PM
Subject: [RFC] Allow separate boot block and core.img location?There are many users using dual boot with Windows and Linux. In this configuration installing grub in MBR unfortunately breaks at least some updates of Windows 8 (update fails). And installing grub in partition has all sort of known problems with blocklists. What about allowing separate locations for boot block and core.img? I.e. something like grub-install --boot-block-location=/dev/sda1 --core-img-location=/dev/sda This has all advantages of embedding core.img while allowing leaving MBR alone. Actually we could assume default --core-img-location, meaning that for grub-install --boot-block-location=/dev/sda1 we assume that core.img has to be embedded in /dev/sda unless proved otherwise :) _______________________________________________ Grub-devel mailing list address@hidden https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/grub-devel
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