Comment 23 for bug 8497

Why not build with CONFIG_EDD=m, and set the default Linux command line to 'edd=skipmbr'?

That way we don't have the takes-forever disk checks of bug 8899, but we will still be able to get
the geometry information correctly for GRUB et. al.?

And if someone *really* needs the MBR checks, they can append edd=on?