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Re: Changing disk image boot options without root privileges
On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 01:48:30PM +0300, Andreas Gustafsson wrote:
> Hi all,
> The build.sh script has a "live-image" target, but the resulting live
> images are not being systematically tested. I would like to set up
> automated tests for them, but I'm stuck on the issue below.
> The i386 and amd64 live images are configured to use the PC VGA
> console, but for the automated tests, I need a serial console.
> I can fix that using vnconfig and installboot like this:
> vnconfig vnd0 NetBSD-7.99.1-amd64-live-wd0root.img
> installboot -e -o console=com0 /dev/vnd0a
> vnconfig -u vnd0
> but the problem is that it requires root privileges, which the
> automated test infrastructure doesn't (and shouldn't) have.
> Is there a way to accomplish this without being root? Maybe
> using rump?
How is the image made bootable in an unprivileged build ?
The same can probably be used to change the boot option.
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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