Subject: Re: Grub2 with sparc64 patches



On 2017-01-23 01:24 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:

> 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
>
# parted /dev/sdb print
Model: SEAGATE ST914603SSUN146G (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 147GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: sun
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Flags
1 0.00B 1003MB 1003MB ext2 boot
2 1003MB 141GB 140GB ext4
4 141GB 147GB 5799MB linux-swap(v1)


On 2017-01-23 02:38 PM, Eric Snowberg wrote:
> 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
> installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are
> UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
> Installation finished. No error reported.
>
>
# grub...

-install --force /dev/sdb1
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..
Installation finished. No error reported.





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