Re: mu SETUP - use "clone"

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sun Sep 17 2000 - 09:22:44 CEST

On Sat, Sep 16, 2000 at 10:58:46PM +0200, Gerrit Lammert nicely wrote:
> /dev/null is the nirvana, it is used to delete things (by sending them to
> dev/null), so it is not a good idea, installing lilo into it ;-)
> you have to enter /dev/hda1 in your case!

/dev/null is, in the case of "clone", only a keyword: in this case, /bin/clone
skip the bootloader installation phase.

Anyway, I restructured totally the "clone" command. The code is now
fractured in many included file, easy to mantain and to test.
It has now two mode: the "full-screen" mode (old way) and the
"command-line" mode.

The command-line mode uses non-UNIX syntax ( the parser is SplitArgs in
/etc/utils, very easy to use):

        # clone install=umsdos|ext2|loop
                boot=/dev/... root=/dev/...

Finally, it is able to use LILO correctly.


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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