Re: Installation tests with GRUB on GPT disks
On 05/16/2018 02:44 PM, Frank Scheiner wrote:
> Maybe it wasn't created correctly by partman:
> On  Eric has a ca. 7 MiB partition between 1 MiB at the beginning of the disk and the remainder of the disk. It's garbled on GitHub, so here it is reformatted:
> Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
> 1 1049kB 8389kB 7340kB bios_grub bios_grub
> 2 8389kB 1151MB 1143MB ext3 boot
> 3 1151MB 600GB 599GB lvm
> : https://github.com/esnowberg/grub2-sparc/wiki#installation-instructions-for-sparc-t4-and-above
> During my testing end of February/beginning of March this partition was needed, because otherwise the gpt label was corrupted after grub-install ran IIRC - i.e. similar to what you saw. I don't know the exact size requirements for this partition though, so just rounded up to 10 MiB which worked fine.
Ah, this makes sense. I'll see whether I can add this type manually.
> I submitted a patch () which adds specific recipes for gpt capable systems which add the additional 10 MiB partition. Partman than creates this partition after the first 1 MiB on the disk in question. The post also contains an alternative approach which might also work (i.e. just extending the sparc recipes).
Yes, there are some things I wanted to test first before adopting the patch.
I don't like it yet as is.
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