Re: Minidisk support (was: Installation Question)
Stephen Powell wrote:
> If I were to boil the problem definition down to one sentence it would
> "Partman does not recognize the pre-existing "partition" on disks which
> are pre-formatted in the CMS non-reserved format or the CMS reserved
Right. That narrows it down a lot. Partman is almost exclusively shell
script, and is because of that relatively easy to play around with. Main
problem is that it's a *HUGE* amount of shell script, so the main
challenge is to find the correct place in the code.
This should be fairly simple to solve.
> Well, I'm working on it, but I'm not there yet. I am currently teaching
> myself bash scripting by reading online tutorials and man pages. After
> that, I'll probably tackle awk, perl, and sed.
For this issue shell scripting (plus basic sed, find, etc.) is all that's
> What I have is a real mainframe, a legitimate z/VM license, and a
> willingness to help.
If you can provide me with *exact* info I need and if you can reply
quickly, I may be able to add support for this.
If you could provide me with access to a system that has these disks
mounted that might work as well.
To start with:
- What device name does such a partition have?
- How could it be distinguished from a partitionable dasd?
Please send the replies for these questions to the BR instead of the list!