Subject: Re: Grub2 with sparc64 patches



On 01/23/2017 10:10 PM, louis ayotte 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?
> (...)
> # 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)

Nothing special here. But as Eric has explained, the reason for the warning
comes from the fact that the hardware doesn't support GPT.

> # 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.

And, did you try rebooting the machine? Did it come up again?

Adrian

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