Re: teach os-prober to recognize OpenBSD
On 30/06/14 22:57, Martin Pelikan wrote:
>> Unfortunately this might not work from within the installer because
>> Linux no longer builds a ufs kernel module for d-i.
> [...] So the question is, since you've made
> a package used by other distributions, do you care about people running
> it on them?
I imagine Debian does care and might add this if it works. I wasn't
disputing that; only whether this feature would work within the Debian
>> I think this could also be an inconvenience for systems where GNU/Linux
>> is installed alongside GNU/kFreeBSD.
Just to clarify, I meant that Linux dropping read-only ufs support in
the installer might be an inconvenience.
> I've never run GNU/kFreeBSD, but I'd say it's very unlikely that it
> would contain this particular OpenBSD copyright. [...]
Certainly not in a kernel image file called /bsd. I think GNU/kFreeBSD
would be ufstype=ufs2 rather than 44bsd anyway, so I wonder if mount(8)
would fail gracefully in this case.
I suspect this os-prober script also wouldn't work on GNU/kFreeBSD for
this reason. (There's no ufstype option, so I suspect no way to mount
an OpenBSD UFS partition, but I may look into it if I have time).