FAI wish list, interactive partitioning option

Bruce Edge bedge at troikanetworks.com
Thu May 15 17:11:46 CEST 2003

> >>>>> On Wed, 14 May 2003 14:57:29 -0700, "Bruce  Edge" 
> <bedge at troikanetworks.com> said:
>     > Seems like you never run out of machines with different hard
>     > disk configurations. These all require new entries in
> Really? Using variable sizes for the partitions I manage to use as few
> disk configurations as possible. Try to keep all machines unique. This
> saves a lot of work. If you really like to call an interactive
> partitioning tool, use a hook for that.

The problem I have is the variety of hardware configurations, SCSI, IDE, RAID (software and hardware), flash disks, disk-on-a-chip, variable number of disks, and combinations of all of these.
I'm already using variable partition sizes, but when the media choice is so varied, it's impossible to write a few general case partition maps.

What do you mean when you say "keep all machines unique"? Have a specific disk_config/ file for each of them?

> I think this should work (maybe you want to use parted 
> instead of cfdisk):
> hooks/partition.DEFAULT:
> cfdisk 1>/dev/console
> < here comes the shell code that creates the file systems>
> < here comes the shell code that creates the fstab file>
> skiptask partition
> -- 
> regards Thomas

I'll try this, thanks.


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