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/dev/md support in quik


I just added some support for md devices  in quik. Could you please test
this to ensure it doesn't break existing installs and/or works as
intended if your / is on an md device. I intend to file a bug
against the debian package next week, as I think it would be a nice
thing to have in the debian-installer.

Sources are available at http://www.castalie.org/debian/quik_md.tar.gz ;
you will need an existing quik install to test it, as the first- and
second-stage bootstrap programs are not included.

This version has the following limitations :
* It supports n-way mirrors (RAID1 arrays) only, and it is unlikely
that support for other RAID levels will be added, unless we can 
find a reliable way to get the conffile partition number on 
a striped filesystem -- how do yaboot people handle this ?

* Further, the bootable metadevice (typically /) *must* be assembled
from partitions having the same partition number (e.g. /dev/hda2 and 
/dev/hdc2, *not* /dev/hda2 and /dev/hdc3). This is necessary because
we write the bootblock to the metadevice, not the underlying 
partitions. Again, it is unlikely that this will change.

* The conffile *must* reside on the bootable partition/metadevice.
This means that a separate /boot partition will *not* work, unless
the configuration file is in /boot.

Please let me know of any problems you might encounter -- you might want
to take a look at the sig to get the correct mail address ;-)



Simon Vallet
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