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Re: grub/grub2 package missing on s390x?



On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 6:28 PM, Rishi Misra
<rishi.investigate@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Cross-post: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/294620
> Hi there,
> I am trying to use BOSH deployment tool and it requires grub/grub2 package.  However this package is missing for 16.04 s390x arch.  Please let me know when this will be available and if there are any workarounds (manual build) available.
> Thanks.

I'm not at all familiar with BOSH tool. s390x does not use grub nor
grub2 at all. Instead it uses zipl from s390-tools to prepare bootmap.
On ubuntu this is essentially integrated into update-initramfs hooks,
and thus no special invocations are needed at all.

Depending on what BOSH does, it might need to learn to skip grub2 on
s390x, and/or learn to write out /etc/zipl.conf and run zipl command
and in general learn s390x boot semantics.

Hope this helps a little.



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