Boot Drive Nomenclature and How to Figure it out
martin at dc.cis.okstate.edu
Fri Sep 3 14:10:51 UTC 2010
I have been writing a script to build a system from a
mfsboot startup and it is going well but I want to revisit part
of the script that I don't think I did a very good job with.
Is there an automatic way to tell which of the devices
shown in /dev is a likely system drive? This is before anything
We can usually figure it out ourselves, but is there a
way for a script to figure out automatically which character
device could be the one we are going to put the OS on and use as
our boot drive?
I know this sounds really obvious and you can tell
scripts not to use /dev/acdx as they are CDROM devices, but
system drives can actually take many different names depending
on whether they are RAIDs SCSI IDE, etc.
Any good suggestions are appreciated.
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