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Re: FWD: why does grub-installer prompt for a grub-style disk name?

Jason, grub-install is in your domains. Any comments on this?

On Sun, Mar 28, 2004 at 03:19:43PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> I'm passing this along fron the debian-boot list for your comments.
> Please reply to the debian-boot list.
> ----- Forwarded message from Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> -----
> From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
> Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 13:52:42 -0500
> To: debian-boot@lists.debian.org
> Subject: why does grub-installer prompt for a grub-style disk name?
> User-Agent: Mutt/
> Users report annoyance that d-i uses so many different user-visible disk
> names. There are the partition descriptions in partman ("IDE0 slave",
> whatever), devfs, and in the back of most people's minds, standard /dev
> naming. That's bad enough, but grub-installer adds to this grub's own
> naming. So I was suprised to notice that grub-install accepts /dev/
> filenames. Is there some reason to not use them by default?
> If we did, then we could get rid of the long and scary description in
> the grub question about how grub device names are structured. We could
> even run mapdevfs on the name first, to use a "nicer" non-devfs device
> name. This would not be as nice as giving the user a menu of devices and
> partitions, or integrating boot device selection into partman, but it
> would fix 50% of the annoyance, and could be done easily and quickly.
> -- 
> see shy jo

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