Install report, laptop with USB CD-ROM
I tried debian-installer on a laptop today which doesn't have an
internal CD or floppy drive. It has a CD-ROM drive connected via USB,
though. I used the cdrom-image.img from
Some things I noticed:
- The screen on F4 doesn't show /var/log/syslog. Instead, it shows:
tail: /var/log/syslog: No such file or directory
tail: no files
This is perhaps because /var/log/syslog doesn't exist in the image
- I got an error about loading the floppy, namely:
|An error occured while running 'modprobe -v floppy'
| Something must have gone wrong.
F3 shows: modprobe: failed to load module floppy
And typing "insmod floppy" on F2 shows: "insmod: init_module: floppy: No such device"
Well, doh, I don't have a floppy.
- It said: "A CDROM reader has been found with the following CD
inserted: CDNAME You can continue the install."
It literally said "CDNAME" instead of using the name of the CD. I think
this is because of:
| db_subst cdrom-detect/success cdname "CDNAME"·
Shouldn't this be "$CDNAME" ?
- Also, looking through the template files, I see that sometimes a
space is put before a question mark, and sometimes no space is
there (ie. "foo ?" vs "foo?"). This should be unified.
- Ok, the most important part... the USB CD-ROM is not recognized...
It needs the usb-storage module. I worked around this problem by
manually putting the usb-storage module in the image and rerunning
depmod. When I boot, I can then manually insert the module on F2
and d-i will then find the CDROM. So 2 things are needed for d-i
to support USB CD-ROMs: 1. the usb-modules udeb needs the
usb-storage module. I will file a bug about this. 2. You need to
load the usb-storage module. I did it manually, but this should
really be done automatically.