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Re: debian sarge (debian-installer system) dvdrom and floppy issues

On Sunday 20 March 2005 21:18, J. Grant wrote:
> (Perhaps this mailing list and the template could be added nore
> moticably on a part of the debian.org site. This is my first debian
> install so I'm still finding stuff out)

Yeah, known problem ;-)

> >> My 3 1/2 inch floppy drive green access LED is permanently on.  My
> >> drive works fine when I reboot into win2k. I noticed that /dev/fd0
> >> is missing. Should I just figure out a way to create it using
> >> MAKEDEV.  Or perhaps this problem in the sarge install is already
> >> known..?
> >
> > I've not seen this problem before.
> > Did you install the desktop task or Gnome? In that case this possibly
> > is an udev issue.
> > If not, please file a proper installation report [1].
> I have udevd proces running, I just have the debian sarge defaults

Any other devices in dev that could be it, like /dev/floppy0. I'm afraid I 
don't know that much about udev yet.
What does /etc/fstab say about the floppy drive?
Any process running that could be responsible for lighting up the drive? 
Maybe grepping lsof can tell you something useful.

> I did not know
> ide-scsi is deprecated, all my  google searches uncovered suggestions
> to use ide-scsi.  Could you direct me to some info which tells me a
> better way to set up my IDE NEC CD/DVD writer please..?

Well, my own experience is that I don't need it anymore. Not sure where I 
read it was deprecated.
I still think that the problem is probably due to SATA.

> Ok, I will contact those maintainers.

Not maintainers, but fellow users. See:


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