off-topic: FAI is too smart (Re: Direct FAI to install medium..?)

Patrick Cervicek patrick at
Fri Sep 2 13:18:47 CEST 2011

On Fri, 2 Sep 2011, Michael Tautschnig wrote:

> Hmm, FAI doesn't try to be smart in any way - it shouldn't "find" anything, it
> will only use whatever was configured.

When fai-setup-storage detects any old MDADM Softraid Partitions, it tries 
assemble/start them even when Sofraid is not configured. That is the 
reason why we wrote partition.DEFAULT which cleans the harddisks:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda count=1 bs=512

I would also prefer if fai-setup-storage would not be "too smart" ;-)

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