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Re: install/43012: sysinst doesn't detect correct cd/dvd drive
The following reply was made to PR install/43012; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
To: Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost>
Subject: Re: install/43012: sysinst doesn't detect correct cd/dvd drive
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 17:32:19 +0100
On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 01:25:26AM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> AFAIK, sysinst doesn't care which drive is booted device.
> ("cd0a" is hardcoded in src/distrib/utils/sysinst/main.c)
> sysinst might able to check if booted device is CD-ROM and use it
> for the default cdrom_dev
The problem is solved for i386 style CDs w/o md root image - if / is a
cd9660 filesystem, sysinst just used the already mounted CD.
But amd64 still uses md on /.
> Probably we have to add some new parameters in bootinfo
> to indicate volume label or signature of booted ISO as
> disklabel/dkwedge for harddisk.
I'd rather avoid such magic and probe the device for media being present
(i.e. make sysinst gracefully deal with a wrong selection instead of mount
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