Bug#63132: marked as done (Drivers not available if no partition available)
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From: Patrik Rak <email@example.com>
Subject: Drivers not available if no partition available
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Version: any I have seen so far
I have encountered this several times and I always thought it's
rather stupid design: There is no way to install the drivers
using the install interface until you have a target root partition
This makes the install process rather complicated in case you need the
drivers themself to make any partition available. For example, I have met
with Compaq servers that have only the SMART2 disk array inside.
Installing Debian on such machine requires copying the proper drivers to
floppy first and insmod'ing it manually - not a very convenient thing for
a casual user. It's a shame because RH does all this automatically and
installs on such machine out of the box :(
The solution would be to allow for insertion of the modules even before
there is anything else available, through the use of the ramdisk perhaps.
Please think about it.
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To: Patrik Rak <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Bug#63132: Drivers not available if no partition available
From: Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 28 Apr 2000 21:10:58 -0400
In-Reply-To: Patrik Rak's message of "Fri, 28 Apr 2000 09:42:17 +0200 (CEST)"
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Patrik Rak <email@example.com> writes:
> Please close this bug. Thanks.
You got it!
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>