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Bug#61679: marked as done (Installation program suggests sr0 as cdrom device, which is not there)

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From: Max.Neunhoeffer@Math.RWTH-Aachen.De
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 14:03:37 +0200
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Subject: Installation program suggests sr0 as cdrom device, which is not there
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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.9

When installing Debian/potato on a system with SCSI CDROM drive, the
installation program suggests sr0 as CDROM device (it even seems to
make a soft link /dev/cdrom -> /dev/sr0), but this devices is not in
the /dev directory (there is only scd0 ...).

This leads to the effect, that the installation program does not
recognize a cdrom which is properly inserted in the drive.
The error message is something like "cannot mount CD" instead of
"device does not exist" as I would prefer it.

Because at least a Linux novice will have difficulties to work around
this problem during installaion, I consider this bug rather severe!

Note that the script "rootdisk.sh" in the package does not make the devices
sr0 and sr1.

Note also that the file utilities/dbootstrap/choose_medium.c does
contain sr0 and sr1 even before scd0 and scd1 .

I think that this discrepancy is the reason for the bug.

I do not know, what the proper fix is.

Best regards, Max.

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Subject: bugs closed in boot-floppies 2.2.11
From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
Date: 23 Apr 2000 15:48:14 -0400
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Thank you for your bug report.  This bug has been fixed in
boot-floppies 2.2.11, which is not part of the frozen or 'potato'
distribution of Debian.  The changelog for this version has been

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

boot-floppies (2.2.11) frozen unstable; urgency=3Dlow

  * Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
    - fdflush.c is_root_a_floppy.c lists.c nfsroot.c no_match.c:
      merged into util.c; these were all single function files, no need=
      have the spread around like that
    - compile warning cleanups
    - fixed logic for cdrom-install detection
    - rootdisk/rcS: perform the ramdisk mount for /tmp for anytime we a=
      on a readonly root. TODO: make it so the cdrom's don't have to do
      anything special. Take care of it all here.
    - more changes to support read-only root fs; trying to move stuff f=
      debian-cd to here
    - library reduction appears to work on sparc now (removed extraneous
      -lc from dbootstrap's LIBS and it fixed the problem)
    - dbootstrap/util.c: (getif_start)(getif)(getif_end): new functions
      that get the actual list of available interfaces, even allow for
      filtering to only the configured (up) interfaces. (is_network_up)
      returns number of active (up) interfaces. (is_interface_up) takes
      the name of an interface as an argument and returns true if the
      interface is active (up), 0 if not, and -1 if error (doesn't exis=
    - changed most calls from is_network_configured() to is_network_up(=
) so
      that we get a real feel of if the network is actually running (as
      opposed to just having the config files laying around from a
      previous install attempt)
    - main_menu.c: in addition to checking is_network_configured() also
      check is_network_up() to make sure it is actually running
    - final updates to support read-only filesystems. TODO, make this t=
      default setup, since it works both ways. Just with read-only, we
      need to mount a ramdisk on /tmp
    - syslogd.c: use realpath() instead of readlink()
    - dbootstrap: removed kernel_image_filename and drivers_filename, a=
      simply use the #define's throughout (always the same value anyway)
    - dbootstrap/bootconfig.c: silo image requires the Arch2 extension
    - mount_any():make sure we create all directories up to the mountpo=
    - Allow the hostname to be configured by itself
    - scripts/rescue/install.sh: install config.gz if it exists to
      /boot/config-$version (the same as the kernel-image package would)
    - rescue.sh, kernel.sh, Makefile: create, install, and dep on confi=
      for all archs. This creates a config.gz on the rescue floppy
      (stripped of blank lines and comments for compactness) so that it
      can then be installed on the base system.
  * Risko Gergely <risko@njszki.hu>: Hungarian updates
  * Ji=F8=ED Ma=B9=EDk <masik@debian.cz>: Czech updates
  * Yoshizumi Endo <y-endo@ceres.dti.ne.jp>: Japanese updates
  * Adam Di Carlo <aph@debian.org>
    - root.bin: add /dev/md* (closes part of Bug#61065);
    - root.bin make /dev/sr# symlink to /dev/scd# if the former doesn't=
      (closes: Bug#61679)
    - dbootstrap: fix minor bug where bmap was called bmp in err msg
    - dbootstrap: start more verbose syslogging, i.e., when we mount and
      format stuff; consistency of message box titles; fix the "touch: =
      many levels of symbolic links" problem when configuring drivers
    - documentation/Makefile: fix deps for creating docs
    - README-Users: some updates, spell fixes, and clarifications
    - documentation/*: some unfortunately rather minor updates; expand =
      flavors documentation; mention that ARM is supported
    - documentation/defaults.ent: turn on FIXME for now
  * Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
    - kbdconfig.c: fix keyboard maps for PowerMac
    - add miBoot for oldworld powermac floppy support
    - add hfsutils build dependency on powerpc
    - always download APUS kernel on powerpc
    - fix tarball organization on powerpc
    - fix a dbootstrap segfault on powerpc
    - tell dbootstrap that /vmlinux (as opposed to /vmlinuz) might be a
      successfully installed kernel
    - making the hard drive bootable has a long, long way to go - and n=
      is corrupting the display - but otherwise, installation on a powe=
      now succeeds!  Needs more documentation... (closes: Bug#58779)
    - Enable PowerMac PCMCIA support.
  * Erik Andersen <andersen@lineo.com>: busybox fixes (closes: Bug#6233=
  * Vincent Renardias <vincent@debian.org>:
    - French updates
    - dbootstrap typo fixes
    - reordered the keymaps
  * Van Buggenhaut <wana5703@wanadoo.be>: French updates
  * Nick Holgate <holgate@debian.org>:
    - VME porting -- fix MVME detection (closes: Bug#54660)
    - m68k porting; m68k no longer builds 720k disks
  * Marcin Owsiany <porridge@pandora.info.bielsko.pl>: Polish updates
  * Marcel Harkema <marcel@debian.org>:
    - http-fetch fixes relevant to proxies; virtual hosts now supported
  * Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
    - fix an interaction with modconf, fixing the "wrong tty" problem
      (closes: Bug#60182)
    - i386 flavors documentation added
  * Christian T. Steigies <cts@debian.org>
    - m68k porting: fixes in release.sh and keymaps
  * Pedro Guerreiro <digito@bigfoot.com>
    - re-enable Portugues keymaps (closes: Bug#58563)
    - re-enable Greek keymaps
  * Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <edmundo@rano.org>:
    - fixes to 'bogl' stuff
  * David Huggins-Daines <dhd@debian.org>:
    - Alpha porting:
      + experimental support for installing APB and kernel on a FAT
      + workaround MILO problems by using 1024 byte blocks in mke2fs
      + 'make bootable' should work now
  * Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org>
    - README-Overview updated (then updated more by Adam)
  * Mark van Walraven <markv@wave.co.nz>
    - make libfdisk ignore partitions that don't appear in /proc/partit=
      which previously caused assertion 'partition->name' (closes: Bug#=

 -- Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>  Fri, 21 Apr 2000 11:12:40 -0400

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