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Bug#389881: RC-ness of this bug

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 04:09:48PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> I don't believe this should be changed for etch at this point in the release
> process, and that's speaking as someone who's run into this problem myself
> with SCSI device renumbering -- it's awkward and annoying to have to
> manually fiddle your boot config because a USB device is no longer
> registering as /dev/sda, and it's not in line with the quality of experience
> that our users have come to expect when installing Debian >:), but I don't
> think that makes anything unreleasable.  Changing the fstab handling at this
> point could break many other scenarios that we haven't thought of and tested
> for, whereas the USB issue can be documented in the errata.

If you're going to document it, don't forget to mention that in your repair
rescue boot you have to remove the stick quickly after initrd.gz is loaded
but before Linux has a chance to detect it.

If we're going that way, I would strongly recommend NOT to link the USB
images from the download pages.  They'll just make Debian look broken...

Robert Millan

ACK STORM, S.L.  -  http://www.ackstorm.es/

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