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Re: Trouble booting from thumb drive...

On Tue, Dec 06, 2011 at 06:27:52PM +0200, Andreas Gustafsson wrote:
> Robert Elz wrote:
> > Beware the script contains
> >     vnddev="vnd0"
> > 
> > That is, it simply assumes vnd0 is available (it doesn't even test the
> > result of the vnconfig to determine if that's true or not).
> > 
> > Here's a little function/script that determines the name of the next
> > available vnd (or to be more precise, one vnd above the biggest numbered
> > one currently in use).    Scripts should really use something like this
> > rather than just assuming that no-one else uses vnds (or cgds, or similar).
> You are right, of course.  Actually, what the mkmemscript script
> *really* needs is a way to extract the files in an ISO image that
> meets the two requirements of (a) preserving file permissions and (b)
> not having to be root, but lacking that, your shell function is still
> an improvement, so I added the version from your second mail to the
> script in pkgsrc.

Thanks, I was just testing an updated version of mkmemstick when I saw
in another window that you'd updated the package.

Also, a huge thanks to Robert for this script!


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