No more DoC hotplug on Grub fail [tested & working]

Henrik Nordstrom hno at
Wed Sep 4 12:41:10 EDT 2002

Karim Yaghmour wrote:

> Mark Meade wrote:
> > I tested your Grub patch on a DoC Millennium, it works fine.
> Great. I'm glad someone else can confirm that it works.

I can also confirm that the patch to selectively bypass grub works, at least 
on a DoC 2000 24MB. However due to other problems (discussed separately) I 
have not yet been able to use the GRUB firmware in production. Currently 
loading GRUB via the DOS firmware.

> This is one way of looking at it. However, it seems that this then enforces
> a policy on the way developers use their hardware. Providing it as part of
> the official GRUB and having it disabled by default would provide a
> capability without enforcing a policy. A developer could then pass the
> "--enable-doc-check-keybrd" option to "configure" in order to activate the
> keyboard detection. This should be fairly easy to implement since all the
> added code is enclosed in "#ifdef KEYBRD_READ" statements.

Agreed. It is a very valuable patch for anyone considering using GRUB DoC 
firmware, and certainly a must have for the first installs until one gets 
customized to the way GRUB works. Even with a boot loader as fancy as GRUB it 
is easy to fuck things up beyond repair...


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