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Bug#687216: installation-reports: Firmware detection beyond an extended partition with Beta-2

On Mon 10 Sep 2012 at 23:22:49 +0100, Brian Potkin wrote:

> A Beta-2 netinst image was put on a USB stick with cat. A second vfat
> partition held needed firmware. The installer does not hang as it did
> with Beta-1 but it displayed a message that firmware was missing. This
> should not have happened as the firware was already provided. Answering
> "yes" gets the same screen back. Message #46 in #683849 relates the same
> behaviour.
> The single disk on the machine was partitioned as
>    /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 /dev/sda5 /dev/sda6
> and the log showed mountmedia not getting beyond /dev/sda2. Executing
> /bin/mountmedia gives the same outcome.

The kernel for today's i386 daily netinst image is now at 3.2.0-4-486.
After commenting out the lines added to mountmedia for beta-2 the
detection of firmware proceeds as normal (logical partitions are
searched) and it is put in /lib/firmware when found. As far as I can
see #684293 is no longer with us.



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