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Bug#295134: d-i installation report

severity 295134 important
retitle 295134 USB FDU in same namespace as harddisk breaks bootloaders

On Sunday 13 February 2005 23:03, Michael Forbes wrote:
> because there is a "mystery device" at sda:
> Feb  9 14:05:21 kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0,
> channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> info: /bin/report-hw: discover: ;;;Y-E DATA;USB-FDU;/dev/sda
Well, this looks to me like it _is_ your USB Floppy Disk Unit.

> info: /bin/report-hw: discover: ;;;ATA;ST3160023AS;/dev/sdb
> However, when rebooting, the device is mounted as /dev/sda:

That is because a floppy driver is loaded much earlier in d-i than the 
hard-disk drivers. During the boot of the installed system, the order is 

I guess we'll have to think of something very smart to find a solution for 
this situation where a removable device is loaded in the same namespace 
as the boot device.

> I also had this *same* problem on an i686 machine (though at
> the time I though the mystery device was an external usb floppy, so I
> didn't file a bug).

Does your i686 machine also have the harddisk on /dev/sda? If yes, it is 
most likely the same problem.


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