LeRoy on 12 Sep 2010 05:54:59 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Boot disk supporting lvm

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On 09/11/2010 11:59 PM, Art Alexion wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 11:19 PM, Gordon Dexter <gordon@texasdex.com
> <mailto:gordon@texasdex.com>> wrote:
>     You wouldn't happen to be having this issue, would you?:
>     http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/08/28/2112208/Some-Windows-Apps-Make-GRUB-2-Unbootable?from=rss
> No, there isn't a Windows partition, and I think it is grub 1.  That is,
> it was grub 1 until the latest Ubuntu update broke it.

> Yes, that is what I usually do, but for some reason, didn't do it on
> this machine.  I understand I no longer need to configure a separate
> /boot partition now, with grub2.

I read the /. article comments and it seems that grub2 writing to free
space between the mbr and the first partition is the problem.  With a
/boot partition you could mount it as read only and have a minimal level
of security.  Writing to this unallocated free space seems like a bad
idea and that may be what is causing the problems which could be caused
by your system bios.

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