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

On Sep 17, 2007, at 12:42 AM, Christian Perrier wrote:

Quoting Jerry Quinn (jlquinn@optonline.net):
Christian Perrier wrote:
The log doesn't show anything weird at all as far as I can see.
When exactly were there floppy probes occurring?

I was looking at lines like this and I assumed they were floppy accesses:

Sep 16 01:52:24 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0

Am I confused?

OK, missed them first.

Some of them happen during the HW detection stage, which is
essentially impossible to avoid. Probing for a floppy disk at this
stage is essential.

Some occur during the partitioning stage. Here, I'll have a less
strong advice so I'll let other D-I contributors give precisions or
details about why partman is probing the fd0 device (which obviously
adds delays on your floppyless system).

Why should partman probe floppy disks at all? While partitioning a 1.44 MB device is theoretically possible, what's the use-case?


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