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Bug#405456: marked as done (debian-installer: long delay looking for missing floppy drive)



Your message dated Wed, 03 Jan 2007 23:07:35 +0100
with message-id <200701032307.44230.elendil@planet.nl>
and subject line Bug#405456: debian-installer: long delay looking for missing floppy drive
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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Package: debian-installer
Severity: important


I have tested the most recent installation candidate CDs on a Dell 
Latitude C640 laptop with only a CD/DVD drive.  Just before entering the
partition manager, the installer apparently freezes up twice (first with a
blank screen and next with a screen telling the user that the partitioner is
starting up) for about 5 minutes total before eventually proceeding.

I have looked at the log screen and noticed that the installer is looking
for /dev/fd0 (which is not installed) and prints two error messages before
passing from the blank screen to the one starting up the partitioner and
another two error messages before continuing the installation.

The time delay is sufficient for the user to believe that the system has
frozen and therefore is an important bug, in my opinion.  I have looked in
the manual and the boot screen help pages and there is no obvious parameter
to pass to the system to eliminate this problem.

Thanks,

Carlo

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On Wednesday 03 January 2007 18:55, Carlo Segre wrote:
> I have looked at the log screen and noticed that the installer is
> looking for /dev/fd0 (which is not installed) and prints two error
> messages before passing from the blank screen to the one starting up
> the partitioner and another two error messages before continuing the
> installation.

This is a known issue that needs to be solved in libparted. There is 
already a bug report open against libparted for that (#377263), as well 
as a bug against partman that describes the general issue (#373594).

As the issue is already sufficiently documented, I'm closing your report.

Thanks for filing the report though.

Cheers,
FJP

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