On Tue, Jul 03, 2018 at 05:46:18PM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote: > Hi Chris! > > Any reason why you aren't just using the normal Debian procedure to setup > and install GRUB?
Well, IIRC, because it wasn't working for me. But, I must admit, I'm not 100% sure I tried that on the simple disk. I know I was having no luck getting it installed on md0 when I tried, and eventually punted back to trying on sdd just to get something working. I am no longer 100% sure I hadn't already switched to trying https://github.com/esnowberg/grub2-sparc/ before that. > Debian stores its kernel compressed by default and I don't see how this is > supposed to be a problem. All SPARCs that we have installed with Debian > for sparc64 are using the grub2 package from Debian with a compressed > kernel. It sounds from Eric like the grub I built from him doesn't want to deal with gzip. But the one shipping (2.02+dfsg1-4) does? Well, easy enough to try that on the same disk to see. But, I presume I will face the same problem with it not being willing to install onto md0. I'll face that later. Back shortly with data on Debian's grub 2.02+dfsg1-4 results. - Chris