Subject: Re: New fdisk program
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 04/30/2003 20:00:33
> Sweet, this has been sorely needed. Just keep in mind that fdisk(8) is
> used by scripts and other tools as a back-end ... so don't break the
> functionality that those things use :-)
I hope I haven't broken it....
OTOH the obvious user (i386 sysinst) has its own, hand-crafted, code
to edit the partition table - which I need to align with fdisk.
> Also, plenty of non-IA32 platforms use fdisk(8); MBR prompting is not
> always appropriate.
The bootmenu stuff is (should be) only compiled for i386.
I did sort of wonder whether it ought to be possible to run this code
as a host utility...
> Also, it would be nice to have a simple way of selecting the MBR
> partition type ... dunno if this was included in your rototill or not
What do you mean?
I've made it much easier to update the boot code (it used to be almost
impossible to put in a different copy of the boot code).
fdisk -c mbr_bootsel /dev/rwd0d
will put the mbr_bootsel code from /usr/mdec into wd0.
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org