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Bug#488111: support for installing GRUB without blocklists on GPT

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 05:56:50PM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Robert Millan (rmh@aybabtu.com):
> > Package: partman-partitioning
> > Version: 60
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Tags: patch
> > 
> > This adds support for BIOS Boot Partition flag in partman, which will allow
> > GRUB to install on GPT drives without use of blocklists.  It requires the user
> > to manually setup a partition for embedding GRUB in it.
> I suppose this is not an option accessible to users in the default
> installation patch, right? This is an "expert" option, I suppose...
> If so, I think that the sublevel for translatable strings should not
> be 2 ("general strings not used during default installs. Includes
> error messages and dialogs") but 3: "expert strings (some low priority
> features such as RAID, encrypted partitions, etc.)"

In general, only "expert" installs will ever see this string, although
there are a few exceptions.  I don't know how this qualifies;  but I
think it's no harm if it's displayed in English more often than the
other strings.

> > +Template: partman-partitioning/text/biosable
> > +Type: text
> > +# :sl2:
> > +_Description: BIOS boot area:
> That probably deserves a comment for translators as "BIOS boot area"
> is fairly cryptic to my POV.

How about "staging area that may be used by BIOS-based bootloaders"?  Though,
this description text isn't settled yet (see the other mail).

Robert Millan

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