Re: d-i problems on mips
Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 10:40:09AM +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > > My point is: when it's not possible to use any other FS than ext2/3 on /,
> > > then d-i shouldn't offer it or give a clear warning that the system will not
> > > be able to boot up with the used bootloader.
> > This is one of the bugs in partconf/partititoner. I seemed to remember
> > it was reported to the BTS, but I haven't found it there (the
> > information is probably hidden in a multi-problem report).
> > The idea is to kill the DVH-bootfiles-as-logical-volumes misfeature in
> > libparted (which is trickier than it appears) and then to switch d-i
> > to partman, which is used on most other architectures.
> Hmmm, how about a message displayed to the user in the meanwhile? It could
> be done when the user is choosing a non-ext2 to be mounted as /.
That place in the code is somewhat tricky, and should IIRC also warn
the user not to use a separate /boot. Feel free to hack on it, the
source is available in the d-i SVN. :-)
> p2-mate said that arcload could load from non-ext2 as well, but that's not
> packaged yet.. could be a long-term replacement for arcboot, maybe...
AFAIK arcload has no FS support at all, it expects everything to reside
in the DVH as a bootfile.