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Bug#603441: cdrom: serial console on Belkin f5u103 unsupported in Lenny AMD64 netinst

reassign 603441 installation-reports

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 09:57:38PM -0700, Gregory Nowak wrote:
>Package: cdrom
>Severity: important
>I recently tried to install Lenny for AMD64 from debian-506-amd64-netinst.iso, using the Belkin f5u103 serial to USB converter, which uses the belkin_sa.ko module. I have been told that this module is part of the initrd on the iso in question. 
>I wanted to install via a serial console using this converter, since I am unable to read the computer monitor, and since the speakup screen reader doesn't work with non-standard serial ports yet.
>A detailed description of what I tried, and what the results were, can be found at:
>I eventually got the system installed via debootstrap from within grml64, but it would have been nice to be able to use the debian installer for that.
>I'd be happy to provide more info if needed, and to test possible fixes.

Reassigning to installation-reports so that the d-i team will see it.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"When C++ is your hammer, everything looks like a thumb." -- Steven M. Haflich

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