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Bug#69959: [i386] 1.2M root.bin is just nulls

Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.16
Severity: important

David West <dhw@thedance.net> writes:

> Hi, Adam
> I'm taking the liberty of copying this news posting directly
> to you because it seems serious.
> -David

It is serious.

> ---begin forwarded text---
> From: nospam@nospam.org
> 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:
>   debian/dists/potato/main/disks-i386/2.2.16-2000-07-14/images-1.20/root.bin
>   -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:
> debian/dists/potato/main/disks-i386/current/md5sums.txt 
> 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/>

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