Subject: Re: sysinst and installing to partitions on several harddisks
To: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
From: Daniel Eggert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/11/2003 14:57:35
I've been looking a bit into making sysinst able to install across
several disks. Here are some ideas. Comments are very welcome:
Change let the variables 'disk' and 'diskdev' be an arrays, that
contains all disks, that we want to install onto. Change find_disks()
to fill up this array according to user choice. 'dlcyl', 'dlhead' etc.
need to bee arrays as well.
Now md_make_bsd_partitions() needs to make bsdlabel an array over disks
and partitions. Basically we'll run make bsd_partitions for each disk.
We obviously need to write the disklabelfor each disk in
We might want to update make_filesystems() to ensure that nested
partitions are created and mounted in the correct order (e.g. /usr
make_fstab() might also need some ordering.
...just a thought. I hope I find some time to refresh my C skills and
to work on this.
On torsdag, jan 2, 2003, at 02:26 Europe/Copenhagen, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 01, 2003 at 06:32:55PM +0100, Daniel Eggert wrote:
> | Is there any plan to extend sysinst to allow for an
> | install across several hard disks (e.g. root on sd0a, swap on
> | etc.).
> | ...or are there any plans for a more 'fancy' install utility for
> Yes, there has been work in this front. The responsible developer(s)
> may "speak up" about this themselves.