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Bug#299564: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#299564: install-report)

Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:

 This is an automatic notification regarding your Bug report
 #299564: install-report, which was filed against the
 installation-reports package.

 It has been closed by one of the developers, namely Frans Pop
 <aragorn@tiscali.nl> (reply to 299564@bugs.debian.org).

 Their explanation is attached below. If this explanation is
 unsatisfactory and you have not received a better one in a separate
 message then please contact the developer, by replying to this

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 On Tuesday 15 March 2005 01:58, Geoffrey McRae wrote:

> Comments/Problems:
> The IDE drivers are on the fdd image marked as cd-drivers, this
> disk should be marked as ide-drivers or somthing more generic.
> Once loaded drivers from cd-drivers for the IDE the installer
> still expects to find a debian CD, this should be optional, I had
> to force the installer to continue without the CD.

 No, the problem is that you seem to have been mixing installation

 If you want to install from the network, you should _not_ use the
 cd-drivers floppy, but only the net-drivers floppy. The ide-drivers
 needed to access your HD will be automatically loaded from the
 network later. Using the cd-drivers floppy makes the installation
 system look for an installation CD to load additional installer
 components from (instead of from the network), so the name of that
 floppy is correct.

 Closing your installation report as there were no other issues.
 (Note: you can still react to this mail and if our conclusion is
 wrong the report can be reopened.)

 Cheers, FJP

I realise this, but by allowing the install to load the IDE drivers at
an earlier stage would allow people to switch to the 2nd console and
enable a swap device for machines that dont have enough ram for the


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