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bug #31619: Images created by grub-mkrescue are too large to fit on a floppy

Submitted by:  Jordan Uggla <jordanu>
Submitted on:  Thu 11 Nov 2010 08:55:06 AM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 
Release: Bazaar - trunkReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: None

Sun 01 Dec 2013 12:56:34 PM UTC, comment #2:

grub-mkrescue --help

--fonts=FONTS install FONTS [default=unicode]
--locales=LOCALES install only LOCALES [default=all]
--themes=THEMES install THEMES [default=starfield]

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Sun 01 Dec 2013 12:53:04 PM UTC, comment #1:

The resulting image from

grub-mkrescue --compress=xz -o floppy.vfd

has size 4.4Mb (too large for a floppy) grub 2.0, xorriso 1.3.2

Anthon van der Neut <anthon>
Thu 11 Nov 2010 08:55:06 AM UTC, original submission:

Even without any additional files grub-mkrescue creates images too large to fit on a floppy disk.

"grub-mkrescue -o test.img" currently creates a 2.4M image.

Jordan Uggla <jordanu>


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