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SubjectRe: linux-2.4.0 breaks grub install into partition
On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

>Writing through /dev/hda1 instead of /dev/hda when you want to write to
>the bootsector of the first partition will fix your problems in 2.2.x and
>2.4.x with ext2 (and I guess that's what lilo does just now). It shouldn't
>be too hard for you to change this.
>
>But NOTE that the above enterely depends on the filesystem internals and
>that's true only on top of ext2 (with other fs that could not be true).
>
>Also if you require the /dev/hda1 to be a 1k blocksize ext2, then you
>should be allowed to write through /dev/hda as you're doing now (so in
>such case you wouldn't need any change).

BTW, for the above you don't need any BLKFLSBUF or sync before writing.
Probably a sync after grub is good idea though (so the user will know he
can reboot -f ;).

Andrea


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