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Bug#365696: Fwd: Re: Bug#365696: Failure to detect CD on IBM T43.

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Subject: Re: Bug#365696: Failure to detect CD on IBM T43.
Date: Thursday 04 May 2006 07:18
From: Sergei Organov <osv@javad.com>
To: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>
Cc: 365696-done@bugs.debian.org

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> writes:
> On Tuesday 02 May 2006 08:45, Sergei Organov wrote:
>> Comments/Problems:
>> The CD detection fails due to the ata_piix module that is loaded
>> before ide_generic. ata_piix detects the CD, ignores it (due to ATAPI
>> is disabled), but prevents ide_generic from accessing corresponding
>> ports later. Here are relevant parts from the syslog:
> See: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata

But my case is not exactly what is described in the errata, I'm
afraid. If ata-piix is not loaded, ide-generic nicely handles both the
hard-drive and the CD on IBM Thinkpad T43, so my system is not entirely
SATA in this sense, and inability of libata to handle ATAPI is not a
show-stopper for this system. In fact I have custom kernel running on
the system that *does not* enable ATAPI support in libata and handles
the CD by ide-generic while hard-drive is handled by ata-piix.

> and: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/SataAtapiHowto

Yes, enabling ATAPI support in libata does allow the installer to see
the CD, but that's not the right thing to do for given hardware and
given kernel as ide-generic does support the CD nicely, and ATAPI
support in the current libata indeed has all kinds of problems.

> Closing your report as this is a known issue.

What is the Bug# for this known issue then? I'd like to track the status.


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