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D543.4050506@fs.ei.tum.de> <200707162126.l6GLQcsM027869@apollo.backplane.com>
From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@fs.ei.tum.de>
Subject: Re: [issue730] Latest DEVEL still reflects old pkg_* paths
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 23:36:33 +0200
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Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :I've wasted enough of my few spare time on this convoluted piece of code.  Somebody else go and wonder why again some function returns nil.  Not with me.
> :
> :In case somebody wants to write a nice installer, I'm all for it.  Either you wrap your head around this lua stuff, or you write nice code, I'd say in ruby.
> :
> :Here is a link to my current status: <http://chlamydia.fs.ei.tum.de/~corecode/unsorted/installer.tar.bz2>
> :and <http://chlamydia.fs.ei.tum.de/~corecode/unsorted/installer-nrelease.diff>
> :
> :knock yourselves out.
> :  simon
>     You know what I would like you to do if possible, Simon?  Fix the
>     vinum auto-start code for root vinums to take the device to read the
>     config from from a kernel environment variable instead of scanning
>     available devices.  And then scrap the vinum start junk.  I will
>     reenable the write-to-label-area code right now.  I'll chalk
>     it up as a win if you can boot from a vinum root with HEAD.

I don't think vinum ever writes to the label area.  You are not supposed to start your partition on sector 0.

what's wrong with vinum right now?  I always had to pass all drives or it wouldn't work.


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