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Bug#456784: grub-installer: Please support Xen virtual disks /dev/xvd[a-z]

On Thu, 2008-02-07 at 19:03 +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> 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.

Ah, I didn't know there was a human translation supposed to happen, I'll
add this to my list of things to work on.

Ian Campbell

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