Bug#476897: installation-report: apt-cdrom missing from i386 daily images
On Sunday 20 April 2008, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> Hmmm...I didn't realize that it was in /target. I'm not sure exactly
> then, but in the syslog the cdrom is not found (scanned) and without
What I think happens is that your system is refusing to scan the CD because
it is also mounted on /cdrom in the D-I environment. I cannot reproduce
that problem: for me a current netinst install works perfectly.
I have created a wiki page  that explains the background of the recent
change and also the issue as I currently understand it. I'd appreciate if
you could find the time to read it and tell me if it makes sense or not.
And if you have any idea what the cause it, that
AFAICT your system should not be blocking the CD from being read, but if it
does we obviously need to find a solution to that.
> the trickery I mentioned the base install fails, which according to the
> syslog is because apt can't find the packages (which makes sense since
> it has no sources of packages at that point).
Do you still have that syslog? If so, could you please mail it (gzipped!)
and also include the hardware-summary for the system?
> I can't be more specific because I the systems I installed are now in
If you have some other system on which you can reproduce this issue, your
help in debugging this would be very much appreciated.
> Beside the syslog the other clue the cdrom isn't being scanned is that
> the prompt for a successful scan and do you want another never comes up.
Hmm. There normally is no such prompt, at least not during base-installer.
And the question whether or not you want to use additional CDs during
apt-setup is never displayed for netinst images; only for images that are
part of a (full) CD/DVD set.