[Grml] The fromhd cheatcode does not work for NTFS partitions

Tong Sun mlist4suntong at yahoo.com
Wed May 2 20:32:55 CEST 2007

Package: grml
Version: 0.9-stable2
Severity: important


I found that the fromhd cheatcode does not work for NTFS partitions. 

Of the following grub boot menu, 

title           GRML 0.9
  root          (hd0,2)
  kernel  /boot.grml/isolinux/linux26 welcome noeject noprompt
00 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791\ nomce fromhd=/dev/sda2
  initrd  /boot.grml/isolinux/minirt26.gz

the fromhd=/dev/sda2 won't work -- can't find grml image, while 
the fromhd=/dev/sda8 works fine. 

Both /dev/sda2 & /dev/sda8 have identical /GRML root directory. The
only difference is that my sda2 is NTFS and sda8 is FAT.

Test environment: grml 0.9.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /UNIONFS/bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-grml
Locale: LANG=en_US.iso885915, LC_CTYPE=en_US.iso885915 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages grml depends on:
ii  grml-autoconfig               0.6-8      main bootup process of a grml syst
ii  grml-docs                     0.9-5      documentation for grml (grml.org)
ii  grml-etc                      0.9-4      ecetera files for the grml system
ii  grml-files                    0.9-1      some misc files for grml
ii  grml-hwinfo                   0.3-2      collect hardware information
ii  grml-scripts                  0.9.5      some small scripts which should ma
ii  grml-tips                     0.3-14     search for tips and hints via a ke

grml recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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