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Re: Bug#123948: woody CD not passing 'cdrom' argument

Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> writes:

> How do you expect us to set that argument ?
> We use the images that debian-boot provides us ... we do not edit the
> images ... if you want the CDs to boot with the "cdrom" argument (which
> I agree is a good idea), add this argument to the default syslinux
> config in the 2.88mb image (those are always used for CDROMs AFAIK) that
> you generate.

I was thinking about this again.  I'm happy to do this but the problem
is that syslinux is i386 only.  How would we set the 'cdrom' argument
for other architectures?  Messing with *all* the 2.88k boot images is
a *lot* of work in addition to be a really disgusting hack.

I just wish there was a reliable way for us to "sense" that we're
booting from CD-ROM, e.g., something in /dev/ or /proc/.  I guess
since we're booting from RAMdisk, looking at the mount point isn't
going to be interesting.

Anyone have any good ideas ?  Believe me, setting the 'cdrom' bootarg
is going to be *very* helpful for users booting from CDROM (i386 and

...Adam Di Carlo..<adam@onshore-devel.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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