Installing to arbitrary block devices

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Oct 10 15:39:56 BST 2006

On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 03:53:16PM +0100, Jody Belka wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 03:24:31PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Edit /var/lib/dpkg/status, find the stanza for partman-base, change
> > "unpacked" to "installed"; and then go back from partman and select the
> > next step in the main menu. Totally untested, mind you, and try it on a
> > scratch machine first. :-)
> Well, not really done anything with the box yet, so i'll have a go at
> reinstalling sometime this week. Thanks for the info. It's just mounting
> stuff under /target and writing the fstab that partman does, right?
> Nothing else that would be expected to be done?

You should make sure to create /var/lock and /var/run on the root
filesystem, regardless of whether you're mounting /var separately; our
boot process requires that. partman also takes care of creating /cdrom
as a symlink to /media/cdrom. I think that's all.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

More information about the ubuntu-devel mailing list