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Bug 211419 - sys-boot/grub-0.97-r4: fasttrack to stable for GPT support
Summary: sys-boot/grub-0.97-r4: fasttrack to stable for GPT support
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Highest major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-02-25 18:18 UTC by Robin Johnson
Modified: 2008-02-25 22:20 UTC (History)
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Description Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2008-02-25 18:18:33 UTC
base-system/arches, releng would like grub-0.97-r4 to go stable ASAP so that it can be used in the release media. robbat2 has tested it in both configurations, but a little more testing is desired so it can be stable today for the 2008.0_beta1.

target arches: x86 amd64

testing instructions: 
0. Have a livecd or rescue media on hand.
1, mount /boot
2. emerge =grub-0.97-r4
3. re-run the MBR procedure 
4 (detailed). starting the grub shell and running root/setup with suitable parameters for your system.
5. reboot

testing instructions (GPT disks):
As per the basic instructions, but in the output see that it should fail to embed and grub gives the message "failed (this is not fatal)", but the rest of the setup command should complete correctly.

If you don't have any GPT disks, just do the normal test, do not attempt to convert your disks between non-GPT and GPT.
Comment 1 Christian Faulhammer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-25 18:51:35 UTC
x86 done, verified working by cla and myself...I just wondered where those last-minute stabilisations were staying.
Comment 2 Steve Dibb (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-25 19:18:09 UTC
> testing instructions: 
> 0. Have a livecd or rescue media on hand.

Pfft.  Real men boot using PXE as a backup.  Over the Internet.

amd64 stable
Comment 3 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-25 22:20:18 UTC
Sweet.  Everybody's got this in the tree now and I've updated it in the snapshot.  Thanks again...