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Re: Debian installer for Linuxcare rescue CD

Seth David Schoen <schoen@loyalty.org> writes:

> > > The main thing that would be different on the floppies would be an unusual
> > > version of init (which has to locate and mount the CD-ROM).  El Torito
> > > doesn't tell you the device name of the CD-ROM drive. :-(
> > 
> > That's interesting.  Can you show us your code you use for this?
> Sure.  It's not very different from the corresponding code in other
> distributions, nor very exciting.
> It begins with
> for drive in `echo /dev/hd? /dev/scd? /dev/sd?`
> do
>    echo "Attempting to mount $drive as cdrom"
>    if ! mount -r -t iso9660 $drive /mnt/tmp 2>/dev/null

Ah... oh ok, yeah, we already have the moral equivalent of this in our
apt configurator.  I thought you hacked stuff somehow so we knew from
the BIOS automatically what our boot device was, which would be

So don't worry about sending code -- we already have it.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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