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Bug#144825: boot-floppies: invalid contents of /debian/dists/woody/main/disks-s390/3.0.22-2002-04-03/tape/parmfile.debian



On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 04:01:24PM +0200, Stefan Gybas wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 07:56:09AM -0700, Matt Kraai wrote:
> 
> > I've fixed this.  Does this also need to be done for
> > parmfile.example1:
> 
> Please undo your changes. Attaching the DASD 191 and 192 will confuse
> dboostrap because these are typically CMS disks on VM systems which
> can't be read by Linux. If you then select "partition a hard disk"
> dboostrap will ask you to low-level format your DASDs which will
> cause data loss!

Doh, sorry.  I've reverted it.

> I'm not use it a valid range (say just 0001) will work. It might
> cause trouble if this device is not a DASD at all so we decided to
> use an invalid range and let the kernel just probe the DASDs without
> attaching them.

Could the ranges be omitted entirely?  If not, is it possible to
document what is happening in the parmfile itself?

Matt

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