Re: "Official CD" screwups (Was: Why only one non-free section?)
>> (This system is kind of similar to the Windows driver installation
>> system, although hopefully we can avoid the constant "where is your
>> Win95 CD, where is your driver CD, where is your Win95 CD..." routine).
>possible-devices: /dev/hdc /dev/sdb /dev/sdc /dev/sde
But then, this won't catch my cdrom drive, which is on /dev/hda.
(/dev/hdb is a floppy, and /dev/hdc is my hard disk.) And some people
will have their cdrom in more obscure places still.
Linux 2.2 should improve the situation tremendously, though; /proc in
2.1 gives a huge amount of information about the system. You can, for
example, find all the cdrom drives on the system by looking in
/proc/sys/dev/cdrom/, and can identify and classify other ide drives by
looking in /proc/ide/hd?/. This would be the -right- way to do it, and
far better than using a static list.
If the rescue disk's installer could be modified to use all this
information, it could really improve the install process.
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