[Buildroot] [PATCH 10/15] grub: improve help text with detailed instructions to install grub

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Mon Nov 11 16:47:34 UTC 2013


These instructions should probaby go in the Buildroot manual, but at
this point, it's not clear in which section they should go. So in
order to not loose those notes, add them to the Grub help text.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>
---
 boot/grub/Config.in | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+)

diff --git a/boot/grub/Config.in b/boot/grub/Config.in
index 65b95e1..c90770f 100644
--- a/boot/grub/Config.in
+++ b/boot/grub/Config.in
@@ -5,6 +5,36 @@ config BR2_TARGET_GRUB
 	help
 	  The GRand Unified Bootloader for x86 systems.
 
+	  Some notes on creating a disk image with Grub installed:
+	    1. Create an empty disk image
+	       dd if=/dev/zero of=disk.img bs=1M count=32
+	    2. Create one primary partition
+	       cfdisk -h 16 -s 63 disk.img
+	    3. Set up a loop device
+	       sudo losetup -f disk.img
+	    4. Set up loop devices per partitions
+	       sudo partx -a /dev/loop0
+	    5. Create the ext2 filesystem
+	       sudo mkfs.ext2 -L root /dev/loop0p1
+	    6. Mount the filesystem
+	       mount /dev/loop0p1 /mnt
+	    7. Extract the root filesystem
+	       sudo tar -C /mnt -xf output/images/rootfs.tar
+	    8. Unmount the filesystem, clean up loop device
+	       sudo umount /mnt
+	       sudo partx -d /dev/loop0
+	       sudo losetup -d /dev/loop0
+	    9. Install grub
+	       output/host/sbin/grub --device-map=/dev/null
+	       and in the grub shell, enter:
+		device (hd0) disk.img
+		geometry (hd0) <cylinders> 16 63
+		root (hd0,0)
+		setup (hd0)
+	    10. Image is ready
+		Can be tested in Qemu, with:
+		  qemu-system-{i386,x86-64} -hda disk.img
+
 if BR2_TARGET_GRUB
 
 config BR2_TARGET_GRUB_SPLASH
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1.8.1.2



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