source: final-system/x86/grub.xml @ 755683d

Last change on this file since 755683d was 755683d, checked in by Jim Gifford <clfs@…>, 13 years ago

r3673@server: jim | 2006-05-28 22:57:55 -0700
Added: Grub disk geometry patch

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3  "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
6]>
7<sect1 id="ch-system-grub" role="wrap">
8  <?dbhtml filename="grub.html"?>
9
10  <title>GRUB-&grub-version;</title>
11
12  <indexterm zone="ch-system-grub">
13    <primary sortas="a-GRUB">GRUB</primary>
14  </indexterm>
15
16  <sect2 role="package">
17    <title/>
18
19    <para>The GRUB package contains the GRand Unified Bootloader.</para>
20
21  </sect2>
22
23  <sect2 role="installation">
24    <title>Installation of GRUB</title>
25
26   <para os="p1">Sometimes grub under Linux 2.6 doesn't detect the disk geometry correctly,
27   which will result in an error message. The error message is
28   Error 24: Attempt to access block outside partition. The following patch fixes this issue:</para>
29
30<screen os="p2"><userinput>patch -Np1 -i ../&grub-disk-patch;</userinput></screen>
31
32    <para os="a">This package is known to have issues when its default optimization
33    flags (including the <option>-march</option> and <option>-mcpu</option>
34    options) are changed. If any environment variables that override default
35    optimizations have been defined, such as <envar>CFLAGS</envar> and
36    <envar>CXXFLAGS</envar>, unset them when building GRUB.</para>
37
38    <para os="b">Prepare GRUB for compilation:</para>
39
40<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr</userinput></screen>
41
42    <para os="c">Compile the package:</para>
43
44<screen os="d"><userinput>make</userinput></screen>
45
46    <para os="e">To test the results, issue:
47    <userinput>make check</userinput>.</para>
48
49    <para os="f">Install the package:</para>
50
51<screen os="g"><userinput>make install
52mkdir -v /boot/grub
53cp -v /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/stage{1,2} /boot/grub</userinput></screen>
54
55    <para os="h">Replace <filename class="directory">i386-pc</filename> with whatever
56    directory is appropriate for the hardware in use.</para>
57
58    <para os="i">The <filename class="directory">i386-pc</filename> directory
59    contains a number of <filename>*stage1_5</filename> files, different
60    ones for different file systems. Review the files available and copy
61    the appropriate ones to the <filename
62    class="directory">/boot/grub</filename> directory. Most users will
63    copy the <filename>e2fs_stage1_5</filename> and/or
64    <filename>reiserfs_stage1_5</filename> files.</para>
65
66  </sect2>
67
68  <sect2 id="contents-grub" role="content">
69    <title>Contents of GRUB</title>
70
71    <segmentedlist>
72      <segtitle>Installed programs</segtitle>
73
74      <seglistitem>
75        <seg>grub, grub-install, grub-md5-crypt, grub-terminfo, and mbchk</seg>
76      </seglistitem>
77    </segmentedlist>
78
79    <variablelist>
80      <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
81      <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
82      <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
83
84      <varlistentry id="grub">
85        <term><command>grub</command></term>
86        <listitem>
87          <para>The Grand Unified Bootloader's command shell</para>
88          <indexterm zone="ch-system-grub grub">
89            <primary sortas="b-grub">grub</primary>
90          </indexterm>
91        </listitem>
92      </varlistentry>
93
94      <varlistentry id="grub-install">
95        <term><command>grub-install</command></term>
96        <listitem>
97          <para>Installs GRUB on the given device</para>
98          <indexterm zone="ch-system-grub grub-install">
99            <primary sortas="b-grub-install">grub-install</primary>
100          </indexterm>
101        </listitem>
102      </varlistentry>
103
104      <varlistentry id="grub-md5-crypt">
105        <term><command>grub-md5-crypt</command></term>
106        <listitem>
107          <para>Encrypts a password in MD5 format</para>
108          <indexterm zone="ch-system-grub grub-md5-crypt">
109            <primary sortas="b-grub-md5-crypt">grub-md5-crypt</primary>
110          </indexterm>
111        </listitem>
112      </varlistentry>
113
114      <varlistentry id="grub-terminfo">
115        <term><command>grub-terminfo</command></term>
116        <listitem>
117          <para>Generates a terminfo command from a terminfo name; it can be
118          employed if an unknown terminal is being used</para>
119          <indexterm zone="ch-system-grub grub-terminfo">
120            <primary sortas="b-grub-terminfo">grub-terminfo</primary>
121          </indexterm>
122        </listitem>
123      </varlistentry>
124
125      <varlistentry id="mbchk">
126        <term><command>mbchk</command></term>
127        <listitem>
128          <para>Checks the format of a multi-boot kernel</para>
129          <indexterm zone="ch-system-grub mbchk">
130            <primary sortas="b-mbchk">mbchk</primary>
131          </indexterm>
132        </listitem>
133      </varlistentry>
134
135    </variablelist>
136
137  </sect2>
138
139</sect1>
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