Is anything being done to un-break partition names?
jmallet at freebsd.org
Fri Jun 5 20:14:55 UTC 2009
On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Marcel Moolenaar <xcllnt at mac.com> wrote:
> On Jun 4, 2009, at 10:12 PM, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 04:18:09PM -0700, Juli Mallett wrote:
>>> Hey folks,
>>> If I install 7.2 (or old 8-CURRENT) and partition a drive "dangerously
>>> dedicated" and answer No when asked if I want to create a true
>>> partition entry, and then install as normal, my system is set up with
>>> partitions named like da0s1a.
> That's your problem. In a DD setup, you don't have slices.
I'm not arguing about whether the names are technically correct — I'm
concerned about POLA violations and the undocumented breakage of
legitimately-installed systems. Could you please at least document
this in UPDATING? It's a pretty major change and I wouldn't be so
cavalier as to dismiss it as the problem of the users in question. DD
configurations have worked historically and have been upgradable. I
presume that the owner of libdisk/sysinstall will fix sysinstall's
expectations of DD disks or remove support for them (and remove
support for upgrading them or installing to disks which have already
been partitioned and labeled which are DD.)
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