Bug#78981: Compaq proliant (1600) install would go a lot easier with /dev/id a/c0d0 present
This is a bug against the compact set of floppies.
Life goes easier in the install of Debian on a Compaq Proliant 1600 with
SmartRAID (cpqarray) card if the /dev/ida/c0d0, /dev/ida/c0d0p1,
/dev/ida/c0d0p2, etc. block special files are present.
Here is how I got around the particuar issue I had, with the bootstrap
mknod c0d0 b 72 0
mknod c0d0p1 b 72 1
mknod c0d0p2 b 72 2
# I only have two partition on my boot drive
and restarted the instalation system. Sounds simple, but it took me about
2.5 hours to reach this point, so putting the block special files will save
the next fool some time.
While I have moved on, and now have a live Debian system running, I would be
happy to attempt to provide a test enviornment for any potential fixes.
Thank You for your kind attention to this report.