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Bug#69141: marked as done ([CVS-fixed] boot-floppies: Can dd with volume management on in Solaris)

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Subject: boot-floppies: Can dd with volume management on in Solaris
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Package: boot-floppies
Version: N/A
Severity: wishlist

Just a little nit to pick with the installation manual. The
manual says that with Solaris volume management must be off
to write the boot floppies, but this isn't true.  Even with
volume management on, you can get raw access to the floppy
(or CD).  Attached is a diff to the installation manual that
explains how it is done.

*** inst-methods.sgml.bb        Mon Aug 14 21:48:12 2000
--- inst-methods.sgml   Mon Aug 14 21:49:34 2000
*** 781,787 ****
  place it in the drive. You might have to disable this feature before
  the workstation will allow you to write a floppy in <em>raw mode</em>.
  Unfortunately, how to accomplish this will vary based on your
! operating system.  On Solaris, make sure <prgn>vold</prgn> isn't running.
  On other systems, ask your system administrator.
--- 781,794 ----
  place it in the drive. You might have to disable this feature before
  the workstation will allow you to write a floppy in <em>raw mode</em>.
  Unfortunately, how to accomplish this will vary based on your
! operating system.  On Solaris, you can get work around volume
! management to get raw access to the floppy.  First, make certain that
! the floppy is automounted (using <prgn>volcheck</prgn> or the equivalent
! command in the file manager). The use a <prgn>dd</prgn> command of the 
! form given above, except replace <file>/dev/fd0</file> with <file>
! /vol/rdsk/<var>floppy_name</var></file> (where <var>floppy_name</var>
! is the name the floppy disk was given when it was formatted -
! unnamed floppies default to the name <file>unnamed_floppy</file>.
  On other systems, ask your system administrator.

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Kernel Version: Linux enos 2.2.14 #1 Thu May 18 11:19:57 CDT 2000 i486 unknown

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Subject: bugs closed in boot-floppies 2.2.17
From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
Date: 12 Nov 2000 15:17:10 -0500
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Your bugs have been closed in boot-floppies 2.2.17, which is now part
of the Debian Potato (stable, 2.2) distribution.  The changelog for
that version is listed below.

Thanks for your bug and for helping to improve the quality of the
Debian installation system.

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

boot-floppies (2.2.17) stable; urgency=3Dlow

  * Adam Di Carlo:=20
    - release-notes: fix typo (closes: Bug#68630)
    - fix bugs preventing some l10n'd documentation from building
    - temporarily disable Russian documentation, unless you have woody
    - config: re-organize a bit
    - fix .cvsignore file (closes: Bug#68911)
    - fix URLs in documentation based on link checking
    - documentation improvements (closes: Bug#67900); change the wording
      of the "in progress" warning in Chapter 1 (closes: Bug#69620);
      correct workaround for volume manager, patch from Jim Crumley
      (closes: Bug#69141); fix documentation on how mkofboot is invoked;
      rework the 'dbootstrap' chapter, removing plenty of slink'isms;
      fix some make-kpkg bugs (closes: Bug#71080)
    - dbootstrap: fix a condition where /target/lib/modules was being made
      a link to itself (closes: Bug#68021); run 'depmod -a' after
      manipulating the /lib/modules symlink after extracting the kernel
      and modules which fixes a problem with PCMCIA
    - fix a minor libfdisk Makefile / depends problem
  * Guillaume Morin:
    - more dbootstrap i18n
    - dbootstrap floppy module pre-load support
  * Vincent Renardias: French updates (thank to Eric VanBuggenhaut)
  * Ji=F8=ED Ma=B9=EDk <masik@debian.cz>: Czech updates
  * Gleydson Mazioli da Silva: Portuguese updates
  * novdv: Russian translations
  * Yoshizumi Endo <y-endo@ceres.dti.ne.jp>: Japanese updates
  * Risko Gergely <risko@njszki.hu>: Hungarian updates
  * Marcin Owsiany <porridge@pandora.info.bielsko.pl>: Polish updates
  * Peter Karlsson: Swedish updates
  * Vilem Vychodil: Czech update
  * Tapio Lehtonen: Finnish translation thanks to Markku Verkkoniemi
  * Enrique Zanardi: Spanish updates
  * Michael Bramer: German updates
  * C.M. Connelly: English documentation corrections and improvements
  * Josip Rodin:
    - release notes updates: APT::Force-LoopBreak, kernel 2.2.x upgrade
      issues; remove sis6326 note; add info about i810; fixed X upgrade
      pointer; notes about CD sets; notes about ssh
    - some documentation and doc build fixes; move documenation build
      rules to documentation/ dir
    - fix index.LANG.html broken links (closes: Bug#67898)
  * Daniel Jacobowitz:
    - some powerpc-specific boot stuff fixed
    - update PowerPC kernel version
  * Martin Schulze:
    - Added little documentation to some routines
    - dbootstrap.h: Added prototype of get_kver()
    - getFloppies() and affected routines return DLG_CANCEL (aka 10) when
      Cancel is pressed, no need to spit an error message (closes:
    - boxes.h: DLG_CANCEL is now 10 instead of 1, in order to avoid
      problems with 'return 1' stuff
    - Added calls to get_kver() to every _test target.  Thanks tausq for
      the quick investigation
    - basedisk.sh: Added workarounds for missing device files and added
      others to MAKEDEV call
    - rootdisk.sh: Added optcd sjcd to list of i386 devices, still
      missing: gscd, cm206cd and proper support for mcdx (partially
      fixes: Bug#68665)
    - rootdisk.sh: Added ida.1 creation (closes: Bug#68517)
    - rootdisk.sh: Added -O none to mke2fs call to gain 2.0 compatibility
      (closes: Bug#68659)
    - basedisk.sh: Added /dev/sg* to list of created devices in the base
      system (closes: Bug#67378)
    - Corrected error messages when rescue.bin wasn't found (but is
      there..), added " + drivers.tgz" (closes: Bug#66326, Bug#64349)
    - Added padding code to pad the last drivers disk with zeroes (closes:
    - Corrected behavior when user has to type in the path relative to
      /instmnt, he won't be able to leave that dir anymore and don't has
      to type in /instmnt anymore (closes: Bug#67082, Bug#61693)
    - Filling /lib/modules/2.2.17/modules.dep properly so the tools won't
      spread warnings all over the freshly started console
    - Added more sanity checks to floppy install, inserting base disks
      when the drivers are requested will result in an error (partially
      close: Bug#64428)
    - Choosing an archive dir that is a link indeed will not result in
      'not found' messages anymore, a '/' will be appended automatically
      (closes: Bug#61373)
    - When selecting a directory that does not exist, an error box is
      opened (closes: Bug#57733)
    - Added a call to eject() after writing the boot floppy on powerpc
      failed (closes: Bug#69158)
    - Added support for kernel boot parameters (lilo, syslinux, m68k,
      aboot) (closes: Bug#11000, Bug#25848)
    - Moved Preload of essential modules around in the main install cycle
    - Moved nfs:server mount into a condition (if network isup)
    - German update
    - Added support for new french keyboard layout fr-latin0 (closes:
    - Added sanity checks before installing the base system and
      configuring the device driver modules (closes: Bug#31449)
    - Added a conditional message warning Netwinder people about ignoring
      ext2 2.0 compatibility (close: Bug#67888)
    - Corrected rescue.sh to create usable 1200 root floppies (closes:
      Bug#69959, Bug#69970)
  * Akira YOSHIYAMA:
    - add 'termwrap' script to the base system; this is invoked by init
      and allows us to set i18n env var settings for base-config and other
  * Othmar Pasteka:
    - Substitution of Linux with GNU/Linux when appropriate (i.e. when
      a GNU/Linux distribution is meant)
  * Risko Gergely: A big Hungarian update
  * Peter Naulls: add support for ARM Linux partition support

 -- Adam Di Carlo <aph@debian.org>  Sat, 30 Sep 2000 02:58:37 -0400

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