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Re: Debian Installer GRUB test image available

On 05/05/2019 15:02, Frank Scheiner wrote:

> On 5/5/19 14:47, Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
>> On 05/05/2019 13:24, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>>>> On May 5, 2019, at 2:16 PM, Mark Cave-Ayland <mark.cave-ayland@ilande.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> Presumably for the test ISO image you were manually copying
>>>> /System/Library/CoreServices/* into the image yourself? Hopefully with the above
>>>> changes then you should no longer have to do this.
>>> No, I used pathspecs and I created the image the exact way that grub-mkrescue does.
>>> I think the bootinfo.txt is for IBM CHRP machines while the BootX is for Macs.
>> Ah no, that's not correct - BootX is an enhanced bootloader written by Apple to
>> enable multi-booting with MacOS X and grub-mkrescue is assuming that it is being
>> installed on a HD containing MacOS X with BootX in the default location.
> True, but during installations with `grub-install` that file is
> installed there (on disk installations this path is relative to the HFS
> bootstrap partition, so `/boot/grub//System/Library/CoreServices/BootX`
> is the full path for on-disk installations) anyhow. I think this is to
> get GRUB booted via the `mac-boot` command in OF.

Well that's nothing to do with how Macs locate their bootloader - grub-install would
have placed the file there because that's how GRUB was configured by the installer.
It's not a magic location, simply the one that was specified, and is only relevant if
you are installing to a partition containing both MacOS and BootX which is not the
case here.



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