Debian Bug report logs - #234470
please support *BSD

Package: os-prober; Maintainer for os-prober is Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>; Source for os-prober is src:os-prober.

Reported by: Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net>

Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 01:48:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Installer Beta 2
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 20:30:19 -0500
Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: Beta 2 from debian web site 100MB version
uname -a: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
Date: 2/20/04
Method: Booted off your downloadable CD. Then did an FTP install.
Machine: Dell Dimension 4400
Processor:Pentium 4 1700
Memory: Ram 256MB
Root Device: IDE Maxtor 80G
Root Size/partition table: 
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda8              7692876   2911976   4390124  40% /
/dev/hda10            10286016    104036   9659468   2% /home

Output of lspci:
haldir@shire:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB PCI Bridge (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 05)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 05)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 05)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)
02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Davicom Semiconductor, Inc. Ethernet 100/10 MBit (rev 31)
02:0a.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp Modem (rev 01)
02:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
02:0b.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)


Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Comments/Problems: I hate the new device/partition naming system. Everyone knows 
/dev/hda5, but the new version is very confusing. It made setting up lilo harder.
The first time I tried the installer it did not seem to recognize my network card
and I had to reboot. The next time it worked okay. All in all a very good 
effort. I am normally a Slackware user so setting up nvidia, ide-scsi ... was
doable on my own. I think the average knoppix, mepis, suse, mandrake, redhat user
will still whine that all of that was not done for them. Thanks for your efforts.






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From: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
To: Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net>
Cc: 234470@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Installer Beta 2
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 18:37:28 +0100
* Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net> [2004-02-23 20:30]:
> Comments/Problems: I hate the new device/partition naming system. Everyone knows 
> /dev/hda5, but the new version is very confusing. It made setting up lilo harder.

Yes, we use a much better naming schema now.  Can you get new images
from http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/sarge_d-i/ and give them
a go.

> The first time I tried the installer it did not seem to recognize my
> network card and I had to reboot. The next time it worked okay. All
> in all a very good effort.

Can you check if the new image finds this card?
-- 
Martin Michlmayr
tbm@cyrius.com



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From: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
To: Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net>
Cc: 234470@bugs.debian.org, control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Installer Beta 2
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 11:23:19 -0300
reassign 234470 os-prober
retitle 234470 please support *BSD
severity 234470 wishlist
thanks

* Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net> [2004-05-26 23:49]:
> confusing.  The boot loader installation found my Slackware, WinXP and 
> new Debian installs and added them to the menu. It didn't see my FreeBSD 
> partition, but that would be a little much to expect.

I'm fairly sure it could be done... it's probably just not done
because we don't have the right information.  How do you recognize a
*BSD installation and the right boot options?
-- 
Martin Michlmayr
tbm@cyrius.com



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From: Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net>
To: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
Subject: Re: Installer Beta 2
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 23:49:14 -0500
Martin Michlmayr wrote:

>* Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net> [2004-02-23 20:30]:
>  
>
>>Comments/Problems: I hate the new device/partition naming system. Everyone knows 
>>/dev/hda5, but the new version is very confusing. It made setting up lilo harder.
>>    
>>
>
>Yes, we use a much better naming schema now.  Can you get new images
>from http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/sarge_d-i/ and give them
>a go.
>
>  
>
>>The first time I tried the installer it did not seem to recognize my
>>network card and I had to reboot. The next time it worked okay. All
>>in all a very good effort.
>>    
>>
>
>Can you check if the new image finds this card?
>  
>
Mike,
I downloaded the new sarge installer as you requested and did a 
reinstall. The process went off without a hitch. The card was 
automagically recognized and configure and dhcp activated. I am really 
impressed with the partitioning system. Not sure if it would be 
confusing to some of the brain dead set, but I thought it was very 
elegant and simple.  It seemed to give added flexibility without being 
confusing.  The boot loader installation found my Slackware, WinXP and 
new Debian installs and added them to the menu. It didn't see my FreeBSD 
partition, but that would be a little much to expect. All in all a very 
easy installation. Congratulations.

Let me know if you would like me to try anything else, as I am always 
happy to try to help out.

Scott Cole



Bug reassigned from package `installation-reports' to `os-prober'. Request was from Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #31 received at 234470@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net>
To: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
Subject: Re: Installer Beta 2
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 17:10:44 -0500
Martin Michlmayr wrote:

>reassign 234470 os-prober
>retitle 234470 please support *BSD
>severity 234470 wishlist
>thanks
>
>* Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net> [2004-05-26 23:49]:
>  
>
>>confusing.  The boot loader installation found my Slackware, WinXP and 
>>new Debian installs and added them to the menu. It didn't see my FreeBSD 
>>partition, but that would be a little much to expect.
>>    
>>
>
>I'm fairly sure it could be done... it's probably just not done
>because we don't have the right information.  How do you recognize a
>*BSD installation and the right boot options?
>  
>
Not too sure. I daisy chain into it now. I use lilo normally to boot my 
system and just add:
other = /dev/hda3
  label = FreeBSD

I have the FreeBSD bootloader installed to its root partition. Lilo 
seems to accept it when I run it. So apparently it recognizes the 
FreeBSD bootloader okay. It seems like it would be  problem though since 
the partitioning scheme with the BSDs is so foreign to linux. BSD has 
one big paritition with "slices" in it for what we would think of as 
normal partitions. Fdisk only sees the one partition but BSD sees the 
separate slices for /, swap and /usr.  Not sure if that helps you at 
all. I might try reinstalling again if I get the chance and see if I can 
break anything for you.

Scott



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From: Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net>
To: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
Subject: Re: Installer Beta 2
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 07:06:09 -0500
I wouldn't think this has anything to do with the installer so just 
ignore me if you want. The new install I have is pulling a RedHat on me. 
It clears my /etc/resolv.conf at each reboot. So I have to go in and put 
my dns in each time. Didn't think Debian usually did that sort of thing.



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From: Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom@pdx.edu>
To: Scott Cole <kennesco@bnin.net>, 234470@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#234470: Installer Beta 2
Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2004 21:22:16 -0700
On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 07:06 -0500, Scott Cole wrote:
> I wouldn't think this has anything to do with the installer so just 
> ignore me if you want. The new install I have is pulling a RedHat on me. 
> It clears my /etc/resolv.conf at each reboot. So I have to go in and put 
> my dns in each time. Didn't think Debian usually did that sort of thing.

I wonder if it's dhcp-client doing that... the DNS options are coming
back empty or something so it's creating a blank resolv.conf file?

I think you should install 'resolvconf' and that it should be part of
the base package set.

-- 
Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom@pdx.edu>




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From: Miguel Figueiredo <elmig@debianpt.org>
To: 234470-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: os prober detects ufs partitions since 1.20
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 12:50:34 +0000
-- 
Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo
http://www.DebianPT.org





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From: Nobuhiro Ban <ban.nobuhiro@gmail.com>
To: 234470@bugs.debian.org, control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: os prober detects ufs partitions since 1.20
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 20:10:59 +0900
reopen 234470
thanks

>please support *BSD

>Subject: os prober detects ufs partitions since 1.20

Detecting UFS partitions is not the same as detecting *BSD.

os-prober (~1.42) did not detect FreeBSD partitions,
so I had to write grub menu entries manually.

>% sudo os-prober
>/dev/sda1:Debian GNU/Linux (squeeze/sid):Debian:linux

os-prober detects the partition of old Debian only, no FreeBSD partition.
(I have two IDE hard disks on the PC, and use Debian on sdb1.)

>% cat /etc/grub.d/08_otheros
>#! /bin/sh
>
>cat <<EOF
>menuentry "FreeBSD" {
>        insmod part_bsd
>        set root=(hd1,msdos2,bsd1)
>        kfreebsd /boot/loader
>}
>
>menuentry "FreeBSD chain" {
>        set root=(hd1,msdos2)
>        chainloader +1
>}
>
>EOF


** version
>ii  os-prober      1.42           utility to detect other OSes on a set of dri

** disk partitions
sda1 : EXT3 Debian GNU/Linux (old) squeeze
sda2 : FreeBSD 6
  sda6 : UFSv2 /
  sda7 : swap
  sda8 : UFSv2 /usr
  sda9 : UFSv2 /var
sda3 :
  sda5 : swap

sdb1 : EXT3 Debian GNU/Linux squeeze
sdb2 : FreeBSD 8
  sdb7 : UFSv2 /
  sdb8 : swap
  sdb9 : UFSv2 /var
  sdb10: UFSv2 /tmp
  sdb11: UFSv2 /usr
sdb3 :
  sdb5 : EXT2 data
  sdb6 : swap


Regards,
Nobuhiro




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From: Nobuhiro Ban <ban.nobuhiro@gmail.com>
To: 234470@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: os prober detects ufs partitions since 1.20
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:01:21 +0900
I wrote:
>>please support *BSD
>>Subject: os prober detects ufs partitions since 1.20
>Detecting UFS partitions is not the same as detecting *BSD.

but, in fact, os-prober does not detect UFS partitions.

In detail, "mount -t ufs" needs "-o ufstype=XXX" option, so
/usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests fails to mount these partitions.

From /var/log/messages:
>Jan 25 22:08:05 localhost os-prober: debug: os detected by /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests
>Jan 25 22:08:05 localhost os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests on /dev/sda6
>Jan 25 22:08:05 localhost kernel: [ 2498.496128] You didn't specify the type of your ufs filesystem
>Jan 25 22:08:05 localhost kernel: [ 2498.496131]
>Jan 25 22:08:05 localhost kernel: [ 2498.496132] mount -t ufs -o ufstype=sun|sunx86|44bsd|ufs2|5xbsd|old|hp|nextstep|nextstep-cd|openstep ...
>Jan 25 22:08:05 localhost kernel: [ 2498.496134]
>Jan 25 22:08:05 localhost kernel: [ 2498.496135] >>>WARNING<<< Wrong ufstype may corrupt your filesystem, default is ufstype=old
>Jan 25 22:08:05 localhost kernel: [ 2498.496449] ufs_read_super: bad magic number


Regards,
Nobuhiro




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