Bug#274615: Add CDROM fails due to broken symlink and no error notification
Version: d-i pre-rc2
During an install of d-i pre-rc2. The symlink issue may be d-i's
fault; the error notification is not. I'll include the symlink issue
in my installation report, no need to reassign if it's d-i's fault.
After completing the initial install and rebooting into base-config.
On the initial apt configuration screen, I chose CDROM. A message
stating that the CDROM device could not be found was displayed, along
with a text field to enter the path to the device ("Enter the
I entered /dev/cdrom and pressed Enter, and was returned to the same
screen with no change whatsoever. Repeated about five times, same
The problem was that the /cdrom symlink was broken. The other problem
was that I was not presented with any indication that there was an
error, only returned to the same screen. I was able to read the
/cdrom symlink error message when it flashed at the bottom of the
screen for a split second, but that's not good enough.
About the symlink:
"mount: /cdrom is a symbolic link to nowhere"
/cdrom -> media/cdrom
/media/cdrom -> cdrom0
'find /dev -name cdrom0' yielded no results.