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

  • From: "meianoite" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 04:54:36 -0000

#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

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