Bug#456784: grub-installer: Please support Xen virtual disks /dev/xvd[a-z]
On Thursday 07 February 2008, Ian Campbell wrote:
> No worries, I've been off being distracted with getting a kernel package
> which can support Xen in a way which is useful for the installer too.
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2008/01/msg00269.html. Once I have a
> sane story wrt how to boot such a kernel I'll be back looking at the d-i
> side of things again.
Right, I remember now.
It seems most logical to me to implement support for Xen in grub-installer
after the kernel side has been sorted out so that there's at least a chance
the code will actually be used.
> I don't know ;-) I select Guided partitioning and it presents me with
> the options of /dev/xvda ("screenshot" below). I guess I'm hitting some
> generic fallback code which looks at /sys/block or something?
Right. What that screenshot shows is that the device is recognized (which I
would indeed expect), but that there is no translation into some human
readable text, as is done for other devices.
Please have a look at humandev() in partman/partman-base/lib/base.sh.