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

  • From: "meianoite" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 21:53:47 -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:21 axeld]:
 > Oh well, I forgot you like to write so wordy :-)


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

 You believe it wouldn't hurt if it took just the IPL and reconstructed the
 rest of what makes an MBR, I believe it's valid for it to expect a full
 MBR minus partition table and just patch what it needs to. Let's just say
 we have a difference regarding the scope of `anyboot`, and leave it at

 > 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 ;-)

 As mentioned on comment:15, I'll have to find another machine I can code
 on. Actually, it just occurred to me that I could boot via a flash drive
 and use an external drive to hold the source (as I'll have to test it
 first, of course). That should work. I should have something ready by

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/4028#comment:22>
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