cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/sysinstall install.c

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at
Wed Aug 4 16:04:15 PDT 2004

marcel      2004-08-04 23:04:15 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    usr.sbin/sysinstall  install.c 
  ia64 specific:
  o  Remove the code that creates the boot directory on the EFI file
     system after it has been mounted, as well as remove the code
     that creates the symlink from /boot -> /efi/boot (*). As a result,
     /boot will be extracted onto the root file system.
  o  Add a function efi_mountpoint() that returns the mount point of
     the EFI file system or NULL if no EFI partition is created. This
     function is used to both check whether there's an EFI file system
     and to return what its mount point is.
  o  When there's no EFI file system, ask the user if this is what he
     or she wants. Since we extract /boot onto the root file system,
     we do not actually need an EFI file system for the installation to
     work. Whether one wants to install without an EFI partition is
     of course an entirely different question. We allow it...
  o  When we're done installing and need to fix up the various bits
     and pieces, check if there's an EFI partition and if yes, move
     /boot to /efi/boot and create a symlink /boot -> /efi/boot (*).
     This is a much more reliable way to get /boot onto the EFI
     partition than creating the symlink up front and hope its being
     respected. It so happened that we never had the boot directory
     end up on the EFI partition. We make the symlink relative.
  (*) /efi is a place holder for the actual EFI mount point of course.
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.356     +46 -21    src/usr.sbin/sysinstall/install.c

More information about the cvs-src mailing list