grub2 = beta?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Sat Dec 12 23:23:01 UTC 2009

On Saturday 12 December 2009, Goh Lip wrote:
>On 12/13/2009 12:14 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>Gee, Gene, sorry, my memory is getting bad. We all forgot about mapping.
>Please remember to add
>grub> map (hd0) (hd1)
>grub> map (hd1) (hd0)
I did try that, failed miserably.

What I have done, and I just rebooted from about 3 hours of running the 64 
bit version of Mint 8 (and FGLRX installs and Just Works(TM), making my video 
about 9x faster), and here if I can remember it all, is what I did.

Fedora has a grub2 rpm that installs grub2, and can run it by specifying the 
core.img as the kernel to boot.  That works.

Then it has a bunch of scripts that they called 'update-grub2' which 
purportedly scans the system and auto generates a /boot/grub2/grub.cfg.

But its broken in a manner that AFAIK is vendor lock-in as it not only 
scrambles all the (hdx,x) assignments, but then proceeds to use the same pair 
of UUID's for everything.  And it only scans the /boot of the drive its 
booted to, another bit of fedora trickery I believe.

By unscrambling the (hd0,1)'s to (hd1,0)'s for that drive, and then making a 
new entry that did list the correct UUID's, it semi worked, well enough I 
could rig the rest of it.

Now I need to fix 2 things:

1. Put the network on static addresses and stick a 7 foot javelin in NM.
I can kill NM, but what do I edit to make eth0 a fixed, hostname lookup 
address so the rest of the system can find it.

2. I have the same /home mounted there as I use here, but of course I have to 
do a chown -R amanda:disk /home/amanda as it reboot from one to the other.
Having done that, I then proceeded to do what I thought it would take to 
build a 64 bit version of amanda and install it exactly identical to the 
existing 32 bit install.

The configure pukes with a gnuplot is missing or too old message.


Not building 'amplot', because gnuplot was not found
WARNING: Amanda cannot send mail reports without a mailer.

And I don't have a mailer defined I guess, will try to get kmail running next 
boot, but for that I need 'procmail' and synaptic can't find it.  What do I 
do there?

So, I am making progress, no thanks at all to fedora, when I pointed out that 
grub2 for F10 was broken, Bruno said the end of F10 was yesterday, so it will 
not be fixed.
>to your grub-legacy menu.lst
>Goh Lip
>ps: if my memory fails, it would be the first to go.
I'm ahead of you in that line I'll bet, by decades maybe. :)

Thanks, now dinner is  colder than a wedge. ;)

Cheers, Gene
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