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Re: debconf apt configurator

On Mon, 11 Oct 1999, Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> Previously Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > Okay, sounds good for the network part.  Regarding CD-ROM, I think it
> > should *first* check in some reasonable locations on whether a CD-ROM
> > is present.
> Or a local copy on harddisk perhaps.. what the Linuxcare rescue CD does
> is simply try to mount all standard devices (hd[a-d]*, sd[*, scd*). This
> takes very little time,

It does not. I have a drive that blocks for about a minute when no CD is
present. Don't ask me why, it's a quite old one. Isosize on that drive returns
immediately however (this works on an _unmounted_ drive), so this seems an
appropriate test.

Just my 2c,
  Anne Bezemer

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