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Bug#500459: marked as done (debian-installer: ide-floppy module is missing from /dev on installer)

Your message dated Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:36:35 +0100
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and subject line Re: Bug#500459: #500459 debian-installer: ide-floppy module is missing from /dev on installer
has caused the Debian Bug report #500459,
regarding debian-installer: ide-floppy module is missing from /dev on installer
to be marked as done.

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Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal

The ide-floppy module is missing from debian-installer image, which 
limits its usefulness as a rescue disk.

Without the presence of this device, it is not possible to boot into 
rescue mode and use the laser servo diskette drive to replace missing 


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-486
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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On Thu, 2012-01-19 at 05:40 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-03-07 at 22:55 +0000, Miguel Figueiredo wrote:
> > A Segunda 07 Fevereiro 2011 16:23:06 Mark Hobley você escreveu:
> > > --- On Sun, 6/2/11, Miguel Figueiredo <elmig@debianpt.org> wrote:
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> > > Well, I still use these drives and I installed them on many third party
> > > machines. If it is only a case of adding the module, then a fix would be
> > > good for me.
> > > 
> > > Mark.
> > 
> > I will wait for a (N)ACK on this patch.
> ide-floppy is not likely to do anyone any good, since it does not work
> with the currently used drivers for most PATA (IDE) interfaces.
> Starting with Debian 6.0 'squeeze', ATAPI floppy drives should be
> handled by the sd driver, which is already included in the installer.
> Mark, please confirm whether or not the 'squeeze' installer supports
> these drives.

Assuming this is fixed, and closing.


Ben Hutchings
I say we take off; nuke the site from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.

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