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

  • From: "bonefish" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:00:05 -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 bonefish):

 Replying to [comment:21 axeld]:
 > Replying to [comment:20 meianoite]:
 > > 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.

 I'm still not convinced. There really is no reason for `anyboot` to
 require a complete MBR (*). It only needs the boot code and AFAI can see
 save for signature it writes all the other stuff itself, anyway. Writing
 the signature is like five additional lines of code. This makes a more
 general solution superfluous. And there's no reason to implement something
 that is not needed.

 (*) The boot code could as well be compiled in. Earlier you sounded like
 you intended to do that anyway.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/4028#comment:23>
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