Subject: Re: Grub2 with sparc64 patches



On 01/23/2017 06:09 PM, louis ayotte wrote:
> # 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.

This looks like your /boot partition is either too small or uses an unsupported
filesystem. Could you print out your partition table with parted?

E.g.:

[email protected]:~# parted /dev/vdiska print
Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/vdiska: 161GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 1000MB 999MB ext3 boot, esp
2 1001MB 161GB 160GB ext4

[email protected]:~#

Thanks,
Adrian

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