Re: redesigning the debian installer
Martin Keegan wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Sep 2000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > > libfdisk is on the improve as well, and the code looks pretty nice, it
> > > could probably be modularised for specific filesystems, only uspports
> > > two architectures at the moment though.
> > >
> > > Glenn
> > Crap, i meant libparted not libfdisk
> Cheers, I'll have a look at that too; I'm more interested in concentrating
> on the logic we're going to have to use to drive any disk-configuring
> robot. I'd like to be able to say:
> Which disks do you want to install stuff onto?
> Do you want to keep any partitions on these disks? (ok, which ones)
> Do you want me to work out where to stick things automaticly? (ooh, goody)
We have a kind of automagical partition system in replicator (in the
It uses sfdisk internally. You only have to provide lower and upper
bound for the partitions
(and the list of partitions). It adjusts partitions size to "best fit
> Then internally you've got to work out how much swap to allocate, and fill
> in all the other blanks which haven't been specified by the user with
> computed values.
I think this is acheived with our algorithm provided we use as a
parameter the amount of space the user want to allocate to Debian.