Subject: Re: sysinstall changes
To: None <>
From: Phil Nelson <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/18/1998 12:07:20
>sysinst must stop parsing dmesg output to get information for
>installation. This is non-negotiable. 

sysinst is not parsing dmesg output.  It never has for a distributed
version.  It gets the disk geometry via an ioctl.  I just wish there
was an ioctl for the BIOS geometry.  It does parse the output of
a few utilities.  I hope we can get rid of parsing fdisk output.  
fdisk could make use of the BIOD geometry ioctl.  

By the way, I was thinking about primitive scripting for sysinst and
it is close to being there by using the txtwalk code.  I'll flesh
out this more later.

Phil Nelson (NetBSD/pc532 machine) (work)