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Re: debinst: target media preperation

On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Joey Hess wrote:

> > Calling (s|f)?fdisk or whatever has the advantage of
> > well-tested-and-proofen code and user-interface. I think it should at
> > least be callable to do so. 
> I agree. Especially since I don't think debconf is really up to the job
> of a full-fledged disk partitioner UI.
> > On the other hand, if some module of the installer does the work, the
> > user could make it choices for partinating within the the same ui and
> > it could also be included in an installation-database on some server.
> One way to go about this is cfdisk could be run, then a program could
> look to see what partitions had been set up, and record that
> information. If a later, automated install were done, it would use
> command-line disk partitioning tools (sfdisk?) to replicate the
> partition setup.

That's an idea. sfdisk is very nice for duplicating.
But one had to ensure that the disks have the same geometry.

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