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Bug#247941: marked as done (should be an easier way to load modules from floppy on failure)

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Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 17:54:23 -0400
From: Kevin Murphy <murphy2@speakeasy.net>
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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: Beta 4 (http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/i386/beta4/sarge-i386-netinst.iso)
uname -a: Linux (none) 2.4.25-1-386 #2 Wed Apr 14 19:38:08 EST 2004 i586 unknown
Date: 2004-05-07 17:32:00 EST
Method: From bootable CD burned from downloaded ISO image
Machine: Compaq Presario 1260 laptop
Processor: AMD K6
Memory: 160MB
Root Device: ? 
Root Size/partition table: ?
Output of lspci: ?

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [E]
Config network:         [ ]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Create file systems:    [ ]
Mount partitions:       [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


The install would not recognize my Linksys WUSB11 v2.8 USB network
adapter and did not include any Atmel AT76C503A driver.

In addition, I have some suggestions for the usability of the installer's
menu system.  Here were my experiences.

At the top of the "Detect network hardware" screen, it says, "If the 
correct module is not listed, you may need to load additional modules
from a driver floppy.  In that case, choose the option which indicates 
that your module is not listed."

I chose "none of the above", at which point I get a warning dialog 
that precipitates me to the "Debian installer main menu", which says 
nothing about loading additional modules from a driver floppy.   
*** This warning dialog should give pretty specific instructions about how to
load drivers from floppy (including kernel version?), but it doesn't. ***

The closest option is "Load installer components from CD".  
(*** Note: this should probably say "... from CD or floppy. ***)  
This produces a menu of interesting but (to me) irrelevant components.  
I choose "Go back", and to my surprise, instead of going back to the 
main menu, it goes to the "Load installer components from CD" menu 
(which has not appeared before), which gives me the choice of cdrom- 
or floppy-retriever.  *** Maybe there should be two buttons, one saying 
"Go back", and one saying, "Load from floppy instead" ***

I don't really know how to proceed with the install, but here's what
I'm guessing I need to do:

Get the sources for the kernel used by the sarge installer; compile
an appropriate driver, following instructions at, e.g.
http://at76c503a.berlios.de/; copy the driver onto a floppy; navigate
to the (well-hidden) screen in the installer allowing loading of
modules from floppy; and hope the sarge installer will know what to do
with it.  Sound OK?  (Doing 'uname -a' at the shell prompt in the
installer indicates that this Sarge CD image is using 2.4.25  and 2.6.5).

Kevin Murphy

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From: Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
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Subject: Bug#247941: fixed in ddetect 0.95
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Source: ddetect
Source-Version: 0.95

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
ddetect, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/d/ddetect/archdetect_0.95_i386.udeb
  to pool/main/d/ddetect/ddetect_0.95.dsc
  to pool/main/d/ddetect/ddetect_0.95.tar.gz
  to pool/main/d/ddetect/ethdetect_0.95_all.udeb
  to pool/main/d/ddetect/hw-detect-full_0.95_all.udeb
  to pool/main/d/ddetect/hw-detect_0.95_all.udeb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 247941@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org> (supplier of updated ddetect package)

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Date: Sat,  8 May 2004 22:29:54 -0700
Source: ddetect
Binary: hw-detect-full archdetect hw-detect ethdetect
Architecture: source i386 all
Version: 0.95
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
 archdetect - Hardware architect detector (udeb)
 ethdetect  - Detect network hardware and load kernel drivers for it (udeb)
 hw-detect  - Detect hardware and load kernel drivers for it (udeb)
 hw-detect-full - Detect hardware and load kernel drivers for it (full version) (udeb)
Closes: 219890 247941
 ddetect (0.95) unstable; urgency=low
   * Colin Watson
     - Bump priorities of hw-detect and hw-detect-full to standard, in line
       with the override file.
   * Joey Hess
     - Follow cdrom-detect's lead by making ethdetect ask for a driver
       floppy if the network card detection fails and no module was
       selected from the manual list. The previous method didn't work
       since many media lack a menu item to load floppies. Closes: #247941
     - BTW, think "firmware floppy". :-(
     - Always autodetect network hardware. The question about whether to do
       this was asked as low priority; hw-detect is safe and always asks at low
       priority before loading modules, so the question was redundant.
       Closes: #219890
   * Joshua Kwan
     - Devnames for PCMCIA devices, as given by their built in names, using
       the information from /var/run/stab. Woohoo!
   * Christian Perrier
     - s/ethernet/Ethernet in new templates
   * Updated translations:
     - Czech (cs.po) by Miroslav Kure
     - Danish (da.po) by Claus Hindsgaul
     - German (de.po) by Alwin Meschede
     - Greek (el.po) by Konstantinos Margaritis
     - French (fr.po) by Christian Perrier
     - Italian (it.po) by Davide Viti
     - Japanese (ja.po) by Kenshi Muto
     - Portuguese (Brazil) (pt_BR.po) by Andr�© Lu�­s Lopes
     - Portuguese (pt.po) by Miguel Figueiredo
     - Swedish (sv.po) by Andr�© Dahlqvist
     - Ukrainian (uk.po) by Eugeniy Meshcheryakov
 8772dc7ea6ae6df1fe964fb5f2275bcf 1459 debian-installer standard ddetect_0.95.dsc
 7cd3614bf8817e066d54f78b9ba9cf2b 77950 debian-installer standard ddetect_0.95.tar.gz
 5f71f1b81bf0c20e9d805bb8bf26eb10 31076 debian-installer standard hw-detect_0.95_all.udeb
 bd384963e8e30250da9fc6c8b5bd4cdf 11154 debian-installer optional ethdetect_0.95_all.udeb
 9906bcdc6a0c764b0ed9f1d7180a7a6c 2524 debian-installer standard hw-detect-full_0.95_all.udeb
 5222b264e32cd35ffcd26f8d7acee93e 2368 debian-installer standard archdetect_0.95_i386.udeb
package-type: udeb

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