Clarifications of preserve-syntax in setup-storage
mt at debian.org
Fri Aug 1 10:13:18 CEST 2008
in the FAI wiki Paul Lussier started a talk with questions regarding the
preserve equivalents in setup-storage (Paul, I hope you're on the list as well).
The question was:
> could anybody give me the right trasformation of this configuration to the new format
> disk_config hda
> primary - preserve1
> primary - preserve2
> primary / 100- rw,errors=remount-ro ; boot -j ext3
> logical swap 128 sw
Some discussions in last year's developer meeting resulted in a change of the
preserve syntax to two possible options: preserve_always and preserve_reinstall.
In preparing this message I noted that not only users might be confused about
that, but also the man-page has several inconsistencies and lacks proper
documentation. I'll fix that in a moment, but first let me try to explain:
- There is no preserveX in the partition lines anymore.
- The above config is now written as
disk_config hda preserve_always:1,2 bootable:3
# sizes chose arbitrarily, don't know
primary - 1000
primary - 1000
primary / 100- ext3 rw,errors=remount-ro
logial swap 128 swap sw
- Instead of preserve_always, preserve_reinstall could have been used. Then, the
partition would be preserved _unless "initial" is added to FAI_FLAGS_. In the
latter case, the partition would be newly created.
I hope this clarifies things, and I'll try to fix the man-page and the wiki page
as soon as possible!
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