Bug#69959: [i386] 1.2M root.bin is just nulls
David West <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Hi, Adam
> I'm taking the liberty of copying this news posting directly
> to you because it seems serious.
It is serious.
> ---begin forwarded text---
> From: email@example.com
> Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.setup
> Subject: Re: Debian Potato 1.2 root floppy problem
> Organization: Dept. of Unnatural Resources
> More information: the root image in question, still current AFAIK, is:
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 troup debadmin 1228800 Jul 5 14:18 root.bin
> cf2ef71f4a9e90c2f6013ba3b2257ed2 ./images-1.200i/root.bin
> Closer inspection (with od) reveals that the reason it doesn't work is
> that it consists entirely of nulls. Nevertheless, it has the md5sum
> listed above, which is from:
> Looks like there was a gap in the testing procedures. Maybe they
> don't have any machines old enough to boot from 1.2M drives :-).
Yeah, my testing procedure is asking debian-testing to test it. I
guess they didn't...
> So the question remains: where to find a fixed Potato 1.2M i386
> root image? (I don't have CVS.)
Even the version in CVS has this problem.
You're going to have to wait a few days or at most a week while we try
to fix this. I'll put up a test URL when we're ready to test.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>