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Finding the root device of a labeled partition

From: Simon Wydooghe
Subject: Finding the root device of a labeled partition
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 13:34:24 +0200


I have a specific problem I'm trying to solve. I'm trying to chainload the
MBR of a USB stick based on the label of one of the partitions on the USB
stick. I can search and set the root partition as follows:

search --set=root --label MYLABEL

This sets root to 'hd1,msdos3' for instance. However, I can't chainload
this because I need to chainload the device (hd1), not the partition

So chainloader ($root)+1 will not work. Chainloader (hd1)+1 does work. So
my question is, how can I find the device automatically and assign it to a
variable? As this USB stick will be used on a variety of hardware, I can
never know in advance if it will be hd1, hd2, etc.

Thanks for any hints.

Best regards,

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