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Bug#645757: marked as done (misdetects Dell RAC as hard disk)

Your message dated Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:34:36 +0200
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and subject line Closing squeeze-only bugs
has caused the Debian Bug report #645757,
regarding misdetects Dell RAC as hard disk
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Package: debian-installer
Severity: minor
Tags: d-i squeeze


we are deploying Debian on a large number of servers of different
types. One of our widely used server types is the Dell PowerEdge 1950
which is equipped with a RAC.

The Debian Installer detects the RAC as a hard disk and assigns it
/dev/sda. This, in turn, makes the installer choke since it tries
installing to /dev/sda first.

The culprit here might be our partman early_command:

d-i partman/early_command \
    string disk=$(list-devices disk | head -n1); \
    vgremove -f our-default-vg-name; \
    for part in $(list-devices partition | grep $disk );do dd if=/dev/zero of=$part bs=1024k count=16; done; \
    dd if=/dev/zero of=$disk bs=1024k count=16; \
    debconf-set partman-auto/disk "$disk"

Is "list-devices disk" supposed to list a removable USB disk in the
first place? If not, this is a bug which should be fixed.

If "list-devices disk" showing the RAC is a feature, how do you
suggest handling this case while not breaking the install process for
servers that don't have a RAC and where the build-in hard disk _is_ in
fact /dev/sda?

Any hints will be appreciated.


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Dear submitter,

these bug are tagged squeeze without any wheezy/jessie/stretch tag
implying that the bug is not present in more recent Debian releases.

squeeze is no longer supported.

We are sorry that we couldn't deal with your issue in squeeze.

If this bug was incorrectly tagged squeeze, please reopen the bug
and remove the squeeze tag.



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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