[coreboot] GRUB2 Questions

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Fri May 9 21:16:27 CEST 2008

On Fri, 9 May 2008 21:09:20 +0200, Patrick Georgi <patrick at georgi-clan.de>
> Am Fri, 09 May 2008 10:51:01 -0400
> schrieb Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>:
>> Yes, I think that would work out fine. What kind of effort would it
>> take for "the (memdisk)/grub.cfg look up the available devices and
>> search for grub.cfg files there, passing control to them" ?? I think
>> this would kind of neat, almost like looking for the boot/partition
>> table on the mbr of each drive.
> a crude variant of it would be adding the "search" module, then having
> a (memdisk)/grub.cfg like:
> search -f -s /grub.cfg
> configfile /grub.cfg
> search looks for the file (-s) called (/grub.cfg) on all devices, and
> set a variable (-s) to the first one that carries that file. If no
> variable name is given, "root" is used, which is used as default
> device, so configfile /grub.cfg uses that.
> the search command should probably be extended to be able to omit
> devices (eg. memdisk - no endless loop possible), and to find the
> second, third, ... device.
That sounds pretty cool. I like it :-)

Joseph Smith

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