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Bug#498143: Please detect non-ISO block devices masquerading as Debian CDs

On Wednesday 19 August 2009, Chris Lamb wrote:
> Updated patch series attached. The previous one did not apply anymore.

I have one fairly big reservation against this patch:

> +Template: cdrom-detect/try-usb
> +Type: boolean
> +Description: for internal use only
> + Preseed this to true to try to mount /cdrom from USB partitions.

How are users supposed to know about this option?

I don't know how often this trick is needed, but I doubt users who need it 
will be able to find it. It would be much nicer if we could somehow 
display a dialog offering the alternative is mounting a CD fails.

Another minor point: the changelog for apt-setup should mention which new 
version of cdrom-detect is required.


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