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Bug#254448: Debian Installer on IBM ThinkPad X23

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: Test Candidate 1
uname -a: Linux (none) 2.6.5-1-386
Date: 06/13/2004 12:50 PM
Method: Boot on the external IBM USB CDROM Drive

Machine: IBM ThinkPad X23
Processor: Pentium !!!-m 866
Memory: 384Mo SoDimm memory
Root Device: Hitachi IDE 4200rpm 30Gb
Root Size/partition table: hda1: fat 5Gb
               hda2: fat 0.7Gb
               hda3: fat 10Gb
               hda5: linux swap 0.7Gb
               hda6: ext3 10Gb
Output of lspci: lspci not installed...

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [ ]
Config network:         [ ]
Detect CD:              [E]
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

Comments/Problems: External USB CDROM Drives aren't detected, and on some machine, (e.g. IBM ultraportables notebooks, the X20/X30/X40 families, and subnotebooks, like Sony Vaio C1) don't have built-in CDROM Drive. USB Floppy is the only way, when we can't have a docking station with internal drives, to install an OS.
Here the drive is bootable, but the Debian Installer can't detect it to finish install. Same problem on Woody CDs...

I hope you will be able to add USB CDROM drives support on this installer, cause it look great, anyway :)
Thanks for your job !

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