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

  • From: "axeld" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 21:25:32 -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 axeld):

 Oh well, I forgot you like to write so wordy :-)

 Replying to [comment:20 meianoite]:
 > This is not the point I'm trying to make. [...]

 That doesn't really matter; I only questioned your argumentation, not the

 > So at first I offered to expand that facility to account for that.
 Instead I'm being asked to change every other tool to conform, [...]

 Don't exaggerate. The only thing ever in question was anyboot.

 > > But that aside, [...]
 > That's beside the point. [...]

 No, it's an actual argument not to expect a 512 byte boot loader.

 > I got a tongue-in-cheek-y reply to use `dd` or `truncate` (or maybe I
 didn't make myself clear and that was a honest, straightforward answer).

 Of course it was a honest, and straightforward answer. There is certainly
 no need for being mean yet :-)

 > I'm not trying to avoid a problem, I'm instead willing to providing a
 more general solution.

 FWIW, you managed to convince me. Not so much in the anyboot case, but in
 the more general solution thing. Unfortunately, you still haven't provided
 a patch ;-)

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/4028#comment:21>
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