Re: GRUB maintainership
Gordon Matzigkeit <email@example.com> wrote:
> EB> More seriously, the most recent version of LILO that I have
> EB> doesn't appear to support this in the first sector at all. Which
> EB> version are you talking about? (or am I just dense?)
> Note that Roland isn't talking about having his boot loader appear
> above 504MB, he's talking about his kernel.
> I don't think anybody expects GRUB's stage1 to support LBA, etc, but
> definitely the stage2 could (and should) support it.
Yeah, I thought that might have been what he meant, but I wanted to be
sure (having the full bootloader support such arbitrary locations on the
disk would be cool... I've already solved the translation problem, why
not go all the way? ;).
Anyway, I have the stage1.5/stage2 supporting the extended BIOS calls.
There are various solutions (such as hiding a stage1.5 in the area after
the MBR but before the first partition) that would work well for arbitrary
Erich Stefan Boleyn \_ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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