[coreboot] GRUB2 Questions

Patrick Georgi patrick at georgi-clan.de
Fri May 9 21:09:20 CEST 2008

Am Fri, 09 May 2008 10:51:01 -0400
schrieb Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>:
> Yes, I think that would work out fine. What kind of effort would it
> take for "the (memdisk)/grub.cfg look up the available devices and
> search for grub.cfg files there, passing control to them" ?? I think
> this would kind of neat, almost like looking for the boot/partition
> table on the mbr of each drive.
a crude variant of it would be adding the "search" module, then having
a (memdisk)/grub.cfg like:

search -f -s /grub.cfg
configfile /grub.cfg

search looks for the file (-s) called (/grub.cfg) on all devices, and
set a variable (-s) to the first one that carries that file. If no
variable name is given, "root" is used, which is used as default
device, so configfile /grub.cfg uses that.

the search command should probably be extended to be able to omit
devices (eg. memdisk - no endless loop possible), and to find the
second, third, ... device.


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