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Re: redesigning the debian installer

On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Joey Hess wrote:

> > Incidentally, what facilities currently exist for non-interactive partitioning?
> > Is there a dedicated tool for this, or should one do
> > 
> > /sbin/fdisk < scripted_responses
> > 
> > and pray? If we can't do pretty arbitrary partitioning in a scriptable
> > fashion, the non-interactive mass install idea goes down the plughole.
> sfdisk should allow this (in util-linux). It has had problems in the
> past with other architectures but I think it has been improving.

Gorkl! I've just had a look at sfdisk; it probably wants to be rewritten a
little so that its output is safe to feed into a shell script, but I think
the HARD part of the drive paving problem is solved by sfdisk.


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