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Bug#49951: marked as done (dbootstrap should allow free-form disk device selection)

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Subject: dbootstrap should allow free-form disk device selection
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From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
Date: 12 Nov 1999 00:12:29 -0500
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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.1

George Bonser <george@captech.com> writes:

> An acceptable alternative would be to provide dac960 support as a module.
> Allow the user to load modules BEFORE initializing a hard disk so the
> driver can be loaded. Allow the user to manually specify an install target
> if none are autodetected.

This is already the case I believe.  No?

> In this way I could load DAC960 support on the install (loading the driver
> floppy and selecting the dac960 module), then select partition a hard
> disk. When the system returns that it did not find any disk, it should ask
> if I want to specify a device. If it finds that device, it continues as
> normal.
> The part I hate is that debian tries to be smarter than I am and if it
> does not see the disk, it assumes that it can not possibly exist so it
> never gives me a chance to enter a device manually.

Good point.  I filed a bug for you.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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Subject: dbootstrap should allow free-form disk device selection
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 22:43:37 -0600
From: Adam Di Carlo <apharris@onshore.com>
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Since as of boot-floppies 2.2.5, we walk through /proc/ looking for
fixed disks, the requirement to have free-form device entry is no
longer necessary, at least as far as I can tell.

Thus I am closing this bug.

If you disagree, we can reopen this bug (probably as a wishlist).

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

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