[lfs-dev] grub-2.02~beta2

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 09:48:14 PDT 2014


Dan McGhee wrote:
> On 10/02/2014 02:28 AM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Dan McGhee wrote:
>>> On 09/29/2014 05:45 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>>> Dan McGhee wrote:
>>>>> On 09/29/2014 02:45 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>
>>>> We'll take this a step at a time. First upgrade the package with
>>>> current instructions that expect uefi to be missing or disabled. Then
>>>> we can do a hint for uefi. Finally, hopefully before the next release
>>>> next March incorporate it in the book.
>>>
>>> Good plan. I'll start working on the hint.
>>
>> OK, I just updated the book to grub-2.02~beta2.  The build
>> instructions are the same as before but omit a sed for a fix no longer
>> needed.
>>
>> Testing on the same grub.cfg that I was using (Debian's with manual
>> edits for LFS) worked without modification.
>>
>> I did not add a comment about rebuilding after fontconfig is available
>> in BLFS.  That's probably appropriate for the hint though.
>>
>> If you write the hint, I'll be glad to review it, but I probably won't
>> test it.  I don't want to re-enable uefi on my laptop.  I have no use
>> for it.
>
> I'm about half way through the first draft of the hint and have two
> questions.
>
> @Bruce.  For your review, should I just attach it to an e-mail here, on
> the hints list, ....?

Here please.

> I'm trying to write the hint for use independently from but as an
> augmentation to the book.  Does it disturb the "natural order of things"
> to recommending the delay of building grub until just before Ch. 8?  I
> plan to include a method for uninstalling grub--if it wasn't configured
> as in the hint--for those who don't use package management.  But the
> easiest thing to do is to use part of the hint in Ch.6 and then complete
> it before kernel configuration in Ch.8

It's OK.  Several hints do things differently from the book(s).

   -- Bruce


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