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Re: [opensuse] Re: Grub bugs ... should I file separate bugs for each one?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 10:56:15 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0906131047420.4094@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Saturday, 2009-06-13 at 00:39 -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:

...

What's the point of everyone being on the 'label' or pathname
or permanent device name "bandwagon", if it doesn't solve the
dynamic movement of the boot device?

Remember that grub can not use the kernel services when booting (obviously, as its task is to boot the kernel, and it hasn't been done at that time). It has to use the old bios services to do its tasks.

So what it does is have a map file of new names to the names it really uses - I think - used for human convenience when configuring it, not for real use.

Else, it has to have an entire rigmarole of internal software to figure out the labels and such at boot time, independently of the kernel (which means that it could have a entire batch of new bugs). I don't know if they have done this, yet, or they intend to do it, or not. I'm just guessing here.

Understanding grub has always been difficult...

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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