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Bug#442437: debian-installer: installer keeps probing for non-existent floppy

On Sun 16 Sep, Jerry Quinn wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> Severity: normal
> I just installed of amd64 debian testing on a new system, using the
> 9/15/07 installer.  I used graphical install, which went cleanly.  My
> system doesn't have a floppy drive.
> During install as I was wondering why there were long pauses, I
> flipped to the console views and saw that there were a number of IO
> errors due to something probing for a floppy drive.  I suspect that
> the installer was slowed by blocking on the failing floppy probes.
> The system really shouldn't do that more than once or better yet,
> detecting that the system doesn't have a floppy and not probing at
> all.
   There is usually a BIOS setting for "Floppy: NONE"

Microsoft sells you Windows ... Linux gives you the whole house.

Chris Bell

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