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Bug#661910: marked as done (debian-installer needs to be smarter when there is no floppy)

Your message dated Sun, 25 Aug 2013 01:34:32 +0200
with message-id <201308250135.02500.holger@layer-acht.org>
and subject line dealing with old debian-installer bugs
has caused the Debian Bug report #661910,
regarding debian-installer needs to be smarter when there is no floppy
to be marked as done.

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Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: debian-installer
Version: all versions

Environment: - Dell Latitude 8100
             - Dell Latitude C640

             - Debian Wheezy (testing) / Debian Squeeze (stable) / Debian Lenny (oldstable)

The Dell Latitude 8100 and C640 provide an optional floppy drive to be installed in the drive bay or connected to the parallel port.
Nevertheless, if the floppy drive is not installed/connected, the debian-installer will hang forever at the network detection, despite the fact that the floppy drive is disabled in the BIOS.

"end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0" is reported in /var/log/syslog

This behavior shows in all tested versions of debian-installer, regardless if the installation is started via the network or cd/dvd.

This leaves the user unable to install Debian if now floppy drive is available!


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reassign 703901 grub-installer
clone 694154 -1
reassign 694154 partman-crypto
reassign -1 release-notes


thank you for submitting bug reports concering debian-installer, much 

I read through all the bugs mentioned here (and I'm sure they were read by 
several people at the time they were submitted) and am closing them now as/if
- they (finally) indicated success and/or
- I know from first hand experience that the functionality is working in 
Wheezy and/or
- they only contained very little information and/or
- they contained user errors and/or
- they have been from a development phase where things were not stable and/or
- they are very old and/or
- they are wishlist but rather special + exotic and not have been acted on for 
years. (See http://blog.liw.fi/posts/wishlist-bugs/ why it's often useful to 
close wishlist bugs.)

If I've closed a bug incorrectly please do reply (it's easy to reopen and I'll 
do if requested) or just file a new one - and that's often better, as the bug 
log will be clearer and shorter and not contain cruft.


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