On 01-Jul-2003 Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> If memory serves me right, Makoto Matsushita wrote:
>> Just a comment...
>> > Now that there is zero use of /stand post-install, please add code to
>> > sysinstall to rm /stand after it is done with it. Thanks.
>> bmah> Perhaps you mean "please remove the code from sysinstall that copies
>> bmah> /stand"? (Not like I've actually tried this.)
>> Maybe not, or don't do that. /stand is still helpful if base
>> distribution is NOT installed, and only the resort for the early stage
>> of installation. We may use /rescue directory for that, but it is
>> larger than current /stand directory, hard to putting it onto a floppy
>> (yes we have a chance to do that if we disables floppy installation.)
> Um...I only meant that sysinstall doesn't need to copy /stand from the
> installation media (e.g. mfsroot.flp) during an installation. /stand
> needs to stay on the floppies because as you pointed out, /rescue (at
> least in its current form) doesn't fit.
No. sysinstall copies over /stand and then chroots into the new root
for the actual install after it does the newfs. If you don't copy /stand
then installs will fail. Please just leave it as is. /stand is still
useful in the scary case that /rescue and normal root get hosed and it
doesn't take up very much space anyways.
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