On Tue, Jul 03, 2018 at 12:04:09PM -0400, Chris Ross wrote: > 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.
Okay. Took me a couple attempts, and the grub 2.02+ is a lot more alarming in what it says: % sudo grub-install --force --skip-fs-probe /dev/sdd1 Installing for sparc64-ieee1275 platform. grub-install: warning: Discarding improperly nested partition (hostdisk//dev/sdd,sun1,sun2). grub-install: warning: Discarding improperly nested partition (hostdisk//dev/sdd,sun1,sun4). grub-install: warning: Discarding improperly nested partition (hostdisk//dev/sdd,sun1,sun5). grub-install: warning: Attempting to install GRUB to a disk with multiple partition labels. This is not supported yet.. grub-install: warning: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged.. Installation finished. No error reported. % But, after getting that installed, the machine rebooted with the default (vmlinuz, gzip'd) kernel. Thought i do notice before it puts up the initial boot menu: Boot device: disk3 File and args: GRUB Loading kernel.... error: out of memory. error: no suitable video mode found. ...then the screen clears and shows the boot menu, and when left alone to boot the default kernel, it succeeds. So, I'm curious to read the conversation spawned by your comment back on the bug I'd opened in grub2-sparc in github. I'll run with this for a bit, and respond back with questions about getting it installed onto software-raid partitions later. Thanks again. - Chris