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Bug#515695: installation-reports: USB Install fails when too many ISOs are found

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> writes:

> On Tuesday 17 February 2009, Rohan Dhruva wrote:
>> My /dev/hda5 is a vfat partition having many (upwards of 15) ISOs. They
>> are all present in a single directory in the root, so debian installer
>> did check them.
> Possibly there are ways to improve this issues, but I'm not sure it will 
> receive a very high priority. Reassigning to the correct package.

As it seems, the problem is that umount can't free the loop devices,
because /etc/mtab is symlinked to /proc/mounts (cf man mount).  Why is
/etc/mtab a symlink in the installer environment?

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