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Bug#473401: grub-installer: grub2 config for Windows partition does not boot

On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 12:08:12PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > 2) does it support _all_ the different device types that grub-installer
> >    supports, _including_ the recently added ones (vdX and xvdX) and for
> >    example multipath (/dev/mapper/mpath*); if not these should be added
> >    in grub-probe *first*
> vdX and xvdX were added in #479056 and #456777.  For Multipath you already
> know about #483971 which is in need of some testing.
> We also have one for IDA (my patch is at #483858, anyone can test?) and I2O
> is supposedly supported but by looking at the code I suspect it might be
> unhappy (please test!).
> Not sure if there are others, but we didn't get reports about them (and I
> don't like to add these blindly before we get someone to test patches).

Status update:

  - vdX and xvdX are supported
  - ida is supported
  - i2o is supported
  - I don't know the status of multipath, except that GRUB never supported it.
    I know grub-installer has some hack which is supposed to make it work, but
    I have no idea if my proposed change would break that or not

Alternatively, you can fix convert() to add '1' to each partition.  This
compensates for GRUB 2 counting partitions from 1 instead of 0.

Robert Millan

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