Bug#211623: partitioner: SRM-aware selection script needed for Alpha
On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:08:28AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 02:47:04PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 09:40:51PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > Package: partitioner
> > > Version: 0.07
> > > Tags: d-i patch
> > > Partitioning on most alphas can only be done with fdisk, not cfdisk,
> > > because cfdisk lacks BSD disklabel support (bug #211556). The attached
> > > patch is a first try at a script for partitioner to use when we're
> > > installing on an alpha. SRM magic patterned after the srm-reader udeb,
> > > and has not yet been tested.
> > Would parted also work ? Not as per see, since parted is not really user
> > friendly, but when using a (graphical) libparted frontend ?
> Anything that understands BSD disklabels and is assailable by the user
> is fine. Today, that means fdisk. When something better becomes
> available (I've also filed a wishlist requesting BSD disklabel support
> from cfdisk), the script can be changed.
Parted should work also. In i took the disk_bsd.c file as an example
when writing the amiga partitioning support in libparted. Could you
perhaps test parted 1.6.6 and confirm this to us, as i don't have the
hardware for it.