[OmniOS-discuss] Bloody update on Repo, plus Kayak for ISO is almost beta
Volker A. Brandt
vab at bb-c.de
Fri Mar 10 18:58:25 UTC 2017
Dan McDonald writes:
> > - I like the "straight install to pool" option. I have had this in my
> > Kayak net installer for a long time but never sent the pull request.
> You can only install it on a PRE-CONFIGURED rpool. The idea is you enter
> shell first, create your pool, exit the shell, and then use option 2. It's
> for people like me who dual-purpose SSDs for rpool, slog, and leave
> unallocated room for load-balancing.
Yes, that's exactly how I do it, except that I have hacked my Kayak
PXE-based installation environment to accept a new option. :-)
> > - The keyboard selection did not work; I selected 18 for German but
> > still got US. This may well be due to VBox interfering; I usually
> > don't use the console of my VMs but just ssh in.
> Did that ever work on the Caiman installer? If it does, I may need more
> fixes in the build_iso.sh script I have.
TBH I have never tried it, but am willing to do so on a real-metal
> > - The disk selection screen had some lines with more than 80 columns,
> > causing line wrap. So it all looked a bit ragged. Worked fine,
> > though -- installed on a single 20GB VDI disk.
> It's SUPPOSED TO be > 80 columns and ragged. It's one reason you only get 7
> disks at a time on a screen.
Ah OK. Some Linuxes switch their console into a different video mode
giving more than 80x25 -- maybe that is an option.
> > - After installation, I wanted to stop the VM so I could remove the
> > boot DVD from the config. So I told VBox to "send the shutdown
> > signal". This caused a message of "/usr/sbin/shutdown not found".
> > Maybe you want to put that binary on the miniroot. :-)
> I've had to bloat the original kayak miniroot a lot already. You could use "init 0". I could also include the hard-linked aliases to reboot: "poweroff" and "halt". I think that would be easier. To that end, I think I'll include poweroff and halt.
I guess I did not state my point properly. I do know several ways to
gracefully stop a machine. :-) My point was: If someone for some
reason somehow generates the "shutdown" signal, there will be an ugly
error message. You would need to include "/usr/sbin/shutdown" in the
miniroot, or fix the "powerfail" line in /etc/inittab.
Regards -- Volker
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