[coreboot] command uuid in grub.conf

Vikram Hegde vikhegde at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 22:29:59 CEST 2009


Solaris now uses findroot command (also available only in patched GRUB).
Both findroot and uuid commands were created because the root command
(specifically "hd") is fiendishly difficult to determine from an OS. The
"hd" is the BIOS disk ID which the BIOS can assign as it pleases and very
difficult for the OS to determine what the mapping from BIOS ID to disk is
particularly when you change boot disks.


On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:

> Bao, Zheng wrote:
> > Either current stable version of grub2 or filo doesn't support
> > command UUID.
> > I am wondering if it is an issue that you guys have already known.
> I can confirm that FILO does not support UUID.
> > Any plan I don't know?
> The issue of UUIDs has not come up before. There's no plan. I think
> it would be a useful improvement.
> //Peter
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