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Bug#60576: marked as done (Can't install from LS120 drives...)

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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.8?
Severity: Critical
Versions: Potato, Woody as well?

When I try to install on an ls120 only machine using 1.44 floppies, the
install will not get past loading the kernel off the intial boot disk. 
It will not recognise the second floppy with the root file system image
on it used for the install disks.

This is quite critical as quite a number of the machines I know of now
only have ls120s in them and no floppies.  The problem is due to the
device name that the linux kernel recognises the ls120 floppy drive as -
/dev/hd? rather than /dev/fd0.  A good work around would be to add the
ability to use a ls120/zip disk as the install media.  This could be
very similar to the msdod batch file install method as the media would
contain everything necessary.  All that needs doing is to change this to
use syslinux to boot the kernel instead of running a batach file, add
the ls120 device to the install system setup files, and statically link
the IDE floppy driver into the kernel.  There would be no capacity
diffculties with the media for the base system so the changes could
probably be made in a days work and would not need much testing.

I hope this helps.  It will definitely get a lot of installs out of a
hole and make them a lot easier.


Matthew Grant
Matthew Grant                           Email: matthewg@plain.co.nz
Network Manager, Plain Communications   Phone: +64 3 3645888
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Subject: Re: Processed: Fixed in NMU boot-floppies 2.2.15
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From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
Date: 13 Jun 2000 01:40:29 -0400
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Thank you for your bug report.  The problem should be fixed by the
newest boot-floppies from potato, aka frozen, version 2.2.15.
Included is a changelog.

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

boot-floppies (2.2.15) frozen unstable; urgency=medium

  * version 2.2.14 skipped because ARM porters (naughty! naughty!) did
    an unauthorized and untagged upload
  * new base, build with new modutils (closes: Bug#63855)

  * Adam Di Carlo
    - documentation: add index.html symlink and other magic in the install
      target; fix and improve the doc-web rule
    - release notes: add a section regarding major user-visible changes in
      the installation system
    - dbootstrap: change the behavior of the bad blocks check: we ask by
      default, but the default is not to run the check (closes: Bug#64178); 
      suppress the /var/run/cardmgr.pid message; fix nasty modconf problem
      created when you configure PCMCIA before drivers (closes:
      Bug#63900); at reboot, copy /var/log/messages to the newly installed
      /var/log/installer.log; write HTTP_PROXY from net-fetch to
      dbootstrap_settings, as used by new base-config; some more
      informative syslogging; quiet is quieter; disallow user to mount on
      /etc (closes: Bug#25225)
    - base: remove old setup.sh we were installing which updated the
      locate database, which is irrelevant (closes: Bug#63006, Bug#64227);
      remove cruft, viz., scripts/basedisks/{new_root_home,po,newtasks},
      if there is any interest in this material it is purely historical,
      and would be better served by folks checking out boot-floppies CVS
      as of 5 May 2000; close an unreproducible bug (closes: Bug#63256)
    - Makefile: distclean is a bit cleaner (removes CVS crufty files);
      fix a nasty typo where the udma66 flavor wasn't using the right
    - documentation/kernel-config*: remove, we use the config from the
      kernel-image packages directly
    - control: downgrade python-xml, needed for language chooser option,
      from Depends to Suggests (closes: Bug#64548); remove unneeded lynx
  * Nils Rennebarth
    - release.sh: fix a bug related to the the kernel config shuffling
  * Eric Hanchrow: documentation typo fixes
  * Randolph Chung
    - dbootstrap/choose_medium.c: LS120/ZIP IDE-floppy support - use as
      source for kernel/drivers/base
      (closes: Bug#62527, Bug#60576, Bug#30780)
      NOTE: right now you need to create a directory structure that is
      like what the archive has. This needs to be worked-around or 
    - dbootstrap/http-fetch.c: HTTP resume download support (partly
      closes 64179, closes: Bug#64122)
  * Daniel Jacobowitz
    - is_network_up now supports only configuring an interface after the
      first available one (closes: Bug#64396)
  * Bruce Sass
    - documentation/defaults.ent: update and organize again, including arm
  * David Huggins-Daines <dhd@debian.org>:
    - fix some Solaris and BSD disklabel code (closes: Bug#61387)
    - alpha: minimal Ruffian support; tweak miloctl argument
  * Joey Hess
    - config now defaults to mirroring from ftp-master.debian.org, to
      ensure the mirror is fresh
    - dbootstrap
  * Stefan Gybas
    - dbootstrap/netconfig.c: don't write hostname to DHCP configuration
      (closes: Bug#64066)
    - dbootstrap/netconfig.c: fixed some typos in the comments
  * Petr Cech
    - dbootstrap: fix network device detection code, eth1 now respected
      (closes: Bug#64396); be sure to always have localhost and loopback
      (closes: Bug#64391, Bug#63964)
  * Michael Sobolev:
    - i18n/lang-chooser updates; now we just need an i18n flavor
    - Russian updates
    - bogl updates and fixes
  * Taketoshi Sano:
    - bterm documentation and working through
    - improve README-compact
  * Gleydson Mazioli da Silva:
    - add "Brazilian (EUA layout)" keyboard selection (closes: Bug#63172)
    - Portuguese updates
  * James R. Van Zandt: fix numerous typos in syslinux messages
  * Marcin Owsiany <porridge@pandora.info.bielsko.pl>: Polish updates
  * Risko Gergely <risko@njszki.hu>: Hungarian updates
  * Yoshizumi Endo <y-endo@ceres.dti.ne.jp>: Japanese updates
  * Peter Karlsson: Swedish updates
  * Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS: Esperanto updates
  * Vincent Renardias: French updates
  * Othmar Pasteka: German updates
  * Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
    - kdbconfig.c: Include some extra sun keymaps, aswell as a single
      i386/qwerty/us keymap for ps2 systems.
    - bootconfig.c: Make code smarter about the possiblity of /boot not
      being the same partition as /

 -- Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>  Tue,  6 Jun 2000 14:13:11 -0700

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