DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-09
Re: new sysinstall
Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Summary so far of "How to rewrite sysinstall".
> * Make CDRom #1 a fully live image, allowing the system to boot into a
> complete environment. Include various additional tools on the CDRom,
> including X.
Good. this also kills the "only character based install" problem
(along many others).
> * Split a normal installation into two stages. Stage 1 is responsible
> for FDISK and basic partitioning (/, swap, and /usr), and simply copies
> the CDRom to the hard drive and reboots. Stage 2 is responsible for
This will make the minimal root partition (assuming almost everything is
mounted from other partitions) rather large?
> the more sophisticated aspects of the installation. Both stages
> will use the same scripts, languages, & utilities and such to do
> their work since both the CDRom boot and the HD boot will have a full
> environment to play in.
As both stage 1 and stage 2 run in a "normal" environment, say using vinum
for any number of partitions should be easy, right? Having to deal with
DOS style partitions is increasingly more painful.
> * There are issues with having multiple versions installed... a
> 'system' version installed by the CD which is often older then
> the current release version that you might need in production.
Having a system version installed in itself is not a problem - provided
it is not located in /usr/bin or similar but a special path and be used
by only system components.
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