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

[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.


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