Subject: Re: Grub2 with sparc64 patches




> On Jan 23, 2017, at 10:09 AM, louis ayotte <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I made sure to install the correct version of this package as can be
> seen here;
>
> # apt-cache policy grub2
> grub2:
> Installed: 2.02~beta3-3+sparc64
> Candidate: 2.02~beta3-3+sparc64
> Version table:
> *** 2.02~beta3-3+sparc64 500
> 500 http://deb.debian.org/debian-ports unreleased/main sparc64
> Packages
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> 2.02~beta3-3 500
> 500 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian-ports sid/main sparc64 Packages
> 500 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian-ports unstable/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.

Since the T5240 doesn’t support GPT, we have to use blocklists, could you try
this instead:

# grub-install —force /dev/sdb1

The following warning can be ignored for now:

Installing for sparc64-ieee1275 platform.
grub2-install: warning: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installe...

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in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and
their use is discouraged..
Installation finished. No error reported.


>
> Thanks to everyone involved!
>



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