[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #4028: Hybrid GPT/MBR Initial Program Loader

#4028: Hybrid GPT/MBR Initial Program Loader
----------------------------+---------------------------
   Reporter:  meianoite     |      Owner:  axeld
       Type:  enhancement   |     Status:  new
   Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  R1
  Component:  File Systems  |    Version:  R1/pre-alpha1
 Resolution:                |   Keywords:
 Blocked By:                |   Blocking:
Has a Patch:  1             |   Platform:  All
----------------------------+---------------------------

Comment (by meianoite):

 Replying to [comment:17 bonefish]:
 > Why not adjust `anyboot`? There's no real reason for the tool to expect
 anything more than the boot code and it can easily be fixed.

 Because it is not broken. To assume a complete, valid MBR with no
 partitions set is not unreasonable IMHO. It even helps keeping the code
 simple since the input is always predictable.

 OTOH, the current boot loaders are indeed broken and in need of fixing.

 And in the same line of reasoning as above, `data_to_source` also doesn't
 need fixing, indeed, so I'll just write a Jam rule to use `dd` to extract
 the desired range instead. _That_ will probably be useful for many other
 situations.

-- 
Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/4028#comment:18>
Haiku <http://dev.haiku-os.org>
Haiku - the operating system.

Other related posts: