On 02/19/2018 02:37 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
Installing it **and** using the mentioned `grub-install` command to
install it on the `/boot` partition over the previous version
(2.02-2+sparc64.3) breaks booting with GRUB2:
Yes, this is something I don't have any control over. The grub2 package
break every time on sparc64 until GRUB 2.04 has been released with
all of Eric's patches merged.
Alternatively, you can try to convince Debian's GRUB maintainers (CC'ed)
they will merge my patch from #854568 .
If they couldn't be convinced by you despite all your hard work on
Debian Ports, not even for the experimental suite, why should they
bother about me? :-)
But if someone cares: GRUB2 (w/those patches) allows network booting for
sparc64 w/modern (aka huge) kernels and initram file systems - something
that wasn't working properly (if at all) for a long time on sparc64.
Though the selection of per MAC/IP address configuration files during
startup as of now is in fact not on par with other network capable boot
loaders like pxelinux or yaboot, one can still script together a
somewhat similar method (see ).
In addition it works on every sparc64 (Sun-4u, Sun-4v) machine I've
tested so far.
Hence I consider it a must have for sparc64. And my machines see things
the same way. :-)