Re: Debian bug #463123 still hurts me
On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 05:07:13PM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> I wonder if there is an easy way to tell if the bootloader installed
> in the MBR (or in the first active boot partition, if you have the DOS
> MBR installed in /dev/hda ) is capable of supporting 256 byte ext2/3/4
Version tracking could make sense, for this and for other bugs like #451701,
a) Maintaining that information is a lot of work; it's out of the question
to do it without upstream support (and even then, I'm reluctant).
b) Cannot be done retroactively anyway.
GRUB 2 paliates this problem by using modules, so you can test for certain
features by test -e /boot/grub/foo.mod. But that wouldn't address this
particular problem either.
Sorry that I can't be of more help.
The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."