Subject: Grub2 with sparc64 patches
I made sure to install the correct version of this package as can be
# apt-cache policy grub2
*** 2.02~beta3-3+sparc64 500
sid/main sparc64 Packages
Then tried to install it (T5240, /dev/sdb1 (ext2) for /boot and
/dev/sdb2 (ext4) for / )
# grub-install --boot-directory=/boot /dev/sdb
Installing for sparc64-ieee1275 platform.
grub-install: warning: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be
installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are
UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
grub-install: error: will not proceed with blocklists.
Thanks to everyone involved!