Re: autodetecting MBR location
>>>>> " " == Tollef Fog Heen <email@example.com> writes:
> * Russell Coker | My lilo configuration scripts need to be able
> to infer the correct location | for the MBR. I am currently
> using the following algorithm: | take root fs device from
> /etc/fstab and do the following: | s/[0-9]*// | s/part$/disc/
> What is the use of the first s/? Unless your first letter is a
> digit, it will just remove the zero-width string '' between the
> first / and the beginning of the string.
> A better solution will probably be to
> which will remove 5 from /dev/hda5.
You forgot /dev/hda17, which would become /dev/hda1 with your syntax.