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Bug#196011: marked as done (discover initrd is mostly useless)

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Subject: discover initrd is mostly useless
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Package: discover
Version: 1.1-6

The initrd created by discover's update-initrd script is not so useful as
the kernel doesn't actually run /linuxrc because it's not marked executable.
As a side effect, no modules get loaded and the block device for the real
root filesystem may be inaccessible.

Even after fixing the /linuxrc not executable problem, the discover initrd
also fails to load non-scsi modules which might be required to make the root
filesystem mountable, such as the md driver, or modules for the root
filesystem itself. Worse still, there doesn't seem to be any facility for
manually specifying additional modules to be included on and loaded by the

Brian Ristuccia

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From: Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
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Subject: Bug#196011: fixed in discover1 1.7.8
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Source: discover1
Source-Version: 1.7.8

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
discover1, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/d/discover1/discover1-udeb_1.7.8_i386.udeb
  to pool/main/d/discover1/discover1_1.7.8.dsc
  to pool/main/d/discover1/discover1_1.7.8.tar.gz
  to pool/main/d/discover1/discover1_1.7.8_i386.deb
  to pool/main/d/discover1/libdiscover1-dev_1.7.8_i386.deb
  to pool/main/d/discover1/libdiscover1-pic_1.7.8_i386.deb
  to pool/main/d/discover1/libdiscover1_1.7.8_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 196011@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org> (supplier of updated discover1 package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Fri,  3 Jun 2005 22:20:49 -0700
Source: discover1
Binary: libdiscover1 discover1 libdiscover1-pic discover1-udeb libdiscover1-dev
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.7.8
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
 discover1  - hardware identification system
 discover1-udeb - hardware identification library (udeb) (udeb)
 libdiscover1 - hardware identification library
 libdiscover1-dev - hardware identification library development files
 libdiscover1-pic - hardware identification library - static PIC version
Closes: 195971 196011 196016 223816 255103 268255 270290 270674 273824 286000 295431 295505 307163
 discover1 (1.7.8) unstable; urgency=low
   * Translations
     - Updated Romanian programs translation, thanks Eddy. closes: #295431
     - Updated Polish programs translation, thanks Marek. closes: #295505
     - Removed broken vi_VN.VISCII translation
     - Added (indeed replaced) Vietnamese translation. Closes: #307163
     - Updated Greek programs translation, thanks Konstantinos.
     - Spell-checked the French translation.
   * Rip out CD-ROM mountpoint detection, pointless and always broken.
     (Consequently, we no longer need a debconf script, template translation
     or configuration file at all.)
     closes: #255103, #268255, #270290, #270674, #273824, #286000, #223816
   * Rip out initrd support, pointless and always broken.
     closes: #196011, #195971, #196016
   * David Nusinow
     - Update my email address
 466513ce582f1447074558973f1e0091 1456 admin optional discover1_1.7.8.dsc
 faa2ee57c89abc2b07b0da926ce84eaa 593866 admin optional discover1_1.7.8.tar.gz
 69f39eb0803b877de33daba1f02031fe 65796 admin optional discover1_1.7.8_i386.deb
 0e762adf330ca6d8e7002ea998a06e14 95084 libs optional libdiscover1_1.7.8_i386.deb
 a9fdbb914466ff618551d03bb3105c7c 58090 libdevel optional libdiscover1-dev_1.7.8_i386.deb
 dd594507e18df688bb598b665db88468 56694 libs extra libdiscover1-pic_1.7.8_i386.deb
 b209f617eb6090cf68f119bce2fcfd4c 34570 debian-installer extra discover1-udeb_1.7.8_i386.udeb
package-type: udeb

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