[LinuxBIOS] #84: grub2 can boot linux from IDE disk

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Thu Jul 12 21:06:28 CEST 2007

On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 07:53:33PM +0200, Peter Stuge wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 07:37:34AM -0000, LinuxBIOS wrote:
> > Grub2 uses BIOS calls right now for access to disk. Replace this
> > with a driver that accesses ATA disks directly.
> _Please_ don't get the one from FILO.
> Either grab the one from OpenBIOS or port either ADVDRVR or MINDRVR

Why not FILO's driver? Are those other two better in some respect? How/why?

I've seen lots of inline assembly in ADVDRVR upon a quick investigation.

> written by Hale Landis, they're both in the public domain and
> available from http://ata-atapi.com/
> (How does this thing work to get trac to put emails as ticket
> comments? trac docs anywhere?)

Doesn't work. It works the other way around, though. If you post
comments to the trac issue, they'll be (automatically) posted on the
list, too.


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