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Bug#472487: additional info

reassign 472487 hw-detect 1.57
tags 472487 pending

On Wednesday 02 April 2008, Holger Wansing wrote:
> 2.	No common CD-ROM drive was detected.
> 	Your CD-ROM drive may be an old Mitsumi or another non-IDE,
> 	non-SCSI CD-ROM drive. ...
> 	Manually select a CD-ROM module and device?
> 	Yes		No
> [Answered with No.]

Hmm. Did you check whether this offered to load ide-generic? It's quite 
possible that it would not and it's now academic anyway, but I'm still 

On Wednesday 02 April 2008, Holger Wansing wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 19:58:39 +0200 Frans Pop wrote:
> > Could you try to manually add the patch below to /bin/hw-detect, right
> > at the beginning of the installation (while the language selection
> > dialog is displayed)?
> Yes, the patch does the job! CD-ROM drive is automatically detected.

Great. I've modified the patch a bit so that ide-generic is only loaded if 
an ISA bus has been detected. From the discussion on the kernel mailing 
list [1] it seems that for your system the IDE controller may not actually 
be on the ISA bus, but it seems a reasonable test anyway, at least to start 

I'll upload the new version of hw-detect some time today. Could you maybe 
try a full installation using a daily image in a few days? That's mainly to 
check that the ide-generic module is also loaded for the installed system.

Thanks for your quick responses Holger.


[1] http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/4/2/168

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