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Bug#615599: debian-installer prefers usb Blockdevices over "real" harddrives

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 06:33:55AM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Thomas Mieslinger (thomas@mieslinger.de):
> > Package: debian-installer
> > Version: 20110106+b1
> > 
> > Tried to autoinstall squeeze on dell poweredge hardware with drac5
> > or idrac6 KVM. The installer always tried to use 40MB usb vflash
> > (/dev/sda) instead of the 1tb real harddrive (/dev/sdb).
> Hmmm, when there are several storage devices, you get, at some point,
> the choice of what drive the installation should be made to.

Thomas is talking about unattended installation of an obscene number
of servers, so "getting a choice" is not the intended behavior.

> So, what exactly makes you think that the installer "prefers" USB
> block devices?

I guess that he would prefer to have USB block devices treated with
lower (lowest?) precedence over "real" storage devices, which
can/should avoid a prompt which may be undesireable during an unaended


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