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Bug#373594: installation-report: daily snapshot on compaq armada m700



Marc,

What is the reason you have taken the BTS off the address list?

To be honest, I'm not very interested in following up on this if it is not 
tracked through the BTS.
Please make sure that the follow-ups so far get added to the original 
installation report.

Cheers,
Frans

On Thursday 22 June 2006 07:03, you wrote:
> [Mika, the last paragraph might be of interest of you]
>
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 12:09:33AM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > On Tuesday 20 June 2006 23:32, Marc Haber wrote:
> > > No, the notebook does not have a floppy drive. It has a floppy LED
> > > though.
> >
> > Huh? Then how the hell does the kernel manage to make the floppy
> > light light up? I suspect that your hardware does support a floppy
> > device to some extend and that that confuses the kernel, causing it
> > to retry and thus the delay.
>
> Yes. Looks the same way like standard desktops which all support
> floppy drives but do not have one connected.
>
> > Probably the laptop supports a floppy unit in the cdrom/2nd_battery
> > bay?
>
> Most probably.
>
> > I'd say this is a kernel bug. Anyway, something we cannot solve in
> > the installer so if you want to follow up on this, I suggest you do
> > so separately (probably with upstream kernel people).
>
> Actually, this sounds like an issue I have with the grml live CD on
> some systems where the behavior can be fixed by calling the special
> option "noautoconfig" when booting. Maybe you can ask Mika Prokop
> about what this option actually does. Ccing him on this issue.
>
> Greetings
> Marc

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