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Re: using GRUB

Junichi Uekawa <dancer@netfort.gr.jp> writes:

> I have looked into the possibility of booting from the CD-ROM using
> GRUB. The possible advantage is that the user can choose
> which kernel to boot from.

I'm CC'ing debian-cd since it's of interest to them to.

> After some research, I discovered that grub seems to be unable to
> use the result used by "find".
> i.e. We have to guess where the CDROM drive exists.
> I guess that CD-Rom drive could be anywhere from
> (hd1) to (hd3).

Uh, well, you mean hda to hdc?  Plus SCSI drives, etc etc.  Oh, ick.
There must be a better way.

> Maybe I am wrong.

I hope so.

> "find" will search for the device which a file exists,
> and echo back the device name.
> On another topic, has anybody started adding support for 
> installing "GRUB" from the boot-floppy for linux-i386?
> Does the HURD boot-floppies have this feature of installing 
> grub?

No idea.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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